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John Berger - Books by and about the art critic, essayist, cultural historian, novelist, painter and poet.

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These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Landscapes: John Berger on Art by John Berger
    Landscapes: John Berger on Art - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784785857 | ISBN 10: 1784785857

    "John Berger teaches us how to think, how to feel how to stare at things until we see what we thought wasn’t there. But above all, he teaches us how to love in the face of adversity. He is a master."(Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things ... more

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  • Cover image of book Portraits: John Berger on Artists by John Berger, edited by Tom Overton
    Portraits: John Berger on Artists - by John Berger, edited by Tom Overton

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784781798 | ISBN 10: 1784781797

    A major new book from one of the world's leading writers and art critics.  John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Success and Failure of Picasso by John Berger
    The Success and Failure of Picasso - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241201244 | ISBN 10: 0241201241

    In this classic of art criticism, one of our foremost cultural historians grapples with the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most mercurial and prodigious artists.  In The Success and Failure of Picasso, John Berger places the art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ways of Seeing by John Berger
    Ways of Seeing - by John Berger

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141035796 | ISBN 10: 014103579x

    Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design series in Penguin Modern Classics.  'But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger by Yasmin Gunaratnam (Editor)
    A Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger - by Yasmin Gunaratnam (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783608799 | ISBN 10: 178360879x

    Edited by Yasmin Gunaratnam with Amarjit Chandan Contributors include Ali Smith, Julie Christie, Sally Potter, Ram Rahman, Nick Thorpe, Hsiao-Hung Pai and others. "John Berger has made the world a better place to live in. These essays tell us h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger
    Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784783723 | ISBN 10: 1784783722

    Hold Everything Dear is John Berger's vital response to today's global economic and military tyranny. From Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and 7/7, to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic dislocation in the Middle East, it is a profound meditation on what po ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long White Thread of Words: Poems for John Berger by Amarjit Chandan (Editor)
    The Long White Thread of Words: Poems for John Berger - by Amarjit Chandan (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993454745 | ISBN 10: 0993454747

    Novelist, draughtsman, film-maker, essayist and critic – John Berger is one of the major European intellectuals of our time.   Since the 1950s he has been challenging the way we see the world and how we think about it in books like Ways of S ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confabulations by John Berger
    Confabulations - by John Berger

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141984957 | ISBN 10: 0141984953

    'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.   John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itsel ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor by John Berger and Jean Mohr
    A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor - by John Berger and Jean Mohr

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782115038 | ISBN 10: 178211503x

    In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patients he treats, the line between his life and his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Way of Telling: A Possible Theory of Photography by John Berger and Jean Mohr
    Another Way of Telling: A Possible Theory of Photography - by John Berger and Jean Mohr

    £25.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408864456 | ISBN 10: 1408864452

    In one of the most eloquent accounts of photography ever devised (originally published in 1982 and unavailable for many years), the writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr set out to understand the fundamental nature of photography and how ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bento
    Bento's Sketchbook - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688199 | ISBN 10: 1781688192

    A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing. The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza also known as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza spent the most intense years of his short life w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems by John Berger
    Collected Poems - by John Berger

    £8.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992740955 | ISBN 10: 0992740959

    Novelist, draughtsman, film-maker, essayist and critic John Berger is one of the major European intellectuals of our time. For sixty years he has been challenging the way we see the world and how we think about it, in books like Ways of Seeing, Per ... more

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  • Cover image of book Understanding a Photograph by John Berger
    Understanding a Photograph - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141392028 | ISBN 10: 0141392029

    John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Corker
    Corker's Freedom - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844676415 | ISBN 10: 1844676412

    A powerfully unsettling, mordantly witty story about the pitfalls of free will.  In the course of a day, the ageing owner of an employment agency is propelled into a fantasy world through his romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams, seeking a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Seventh Man by John Berger and Jean Mohr
    A Seventh Man - by John Berger and Jean Mohr

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844676491 | ISBN 10: 1844676498

    A new edition of this seminal exploration of migrant workers. Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation? In A Seventh ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Painter of Our Time by John Berger
    A Painter of Our Time - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844676392 | ISBN 10: 1844676390

    Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why.  John Berger's first novel is a passionate exploration of the artistic process ... more

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  • Cover image of book To the Wedding by John Berger
    To the Wedding - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747599395 | ISBN 10: 0747599394

    A mother and father, estranged for years, are travelling across Europe to their daughter's wedding. Vibrant, beautiful Ninon has fallen in love with the young Italian Gino. She is twenty-three years old - and she is dying of AIDS.   As their wed ... more

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  • Cover image of book About Looking by John Berger
    About Looking - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747599579 | ISBN 10: 0747599572

    As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization.  In About Looking he explores our role as o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Look at Animals? by John Berger
    Why Look at Animals? - by John Berger

    £4.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141043975 | ISBN 10: 0141043970

    John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to ... more

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  • Cover image of book From A to X: Some Letters Recuperated by John Berger by John Berger
    From A to X: Some Letters Recuperated by John Berger - by John Berger

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844673612 | ISBN 10: 1844673618

    In the dusty, ramshackle town of Suse lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender, A'ida's letters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town, and of its motley collection of inhabitants who ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos by John Berger
    And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747576914 | ISBN 10: 0747576912

    'Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens. This lens is the secret of narration, and it is ground anew in every story, ground between the temporal and the timeless ... In our brief mortal lives, we are grinders ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shape of a Pocket by John Berger
    The Shape of a Pocket - by John Berger

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780747558101 | ISBN 10: 0747558108

    John Berger writes: 'The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. The people coming together a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Selected Essays of John Berger by John Berger, edited by Geoff Dyer
    The Selected Essays of John Berger - by John Berger, edited by Geoff Dyer

    £20.00   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780747554196 | ISBN 10: 0747554196

    Booker wining novelist, playwright, essayist, poet and critic - even admirers rarely know John Berger in all his literary incarnations. This collection of essays will, for the first time, take a definitive look at his extraordinary career.  Far f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once in Europa by John Berger
    Once in Europa - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780747545484 | ISBN 10: 0747545480

    A collection of interwoven stories, this is a portrait of two worlds - a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it - at their moment of collision.  The instrument of entrapm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lilac and Flag by John Berger
    Lilac and Flag - by John Berger

    £8.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780747545217 | ISBN 10: 0747545219

    In the mythic city of Troy, amidst the shanty-towns, factories, opulent hotels, fading heritages and steadfast dreams, the children and grandchildren of rural peasants pursue meagre livings as best they can. And two young lovers embark upon a passion ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pig Earth by John Berger
    Pig Earth - by John Berger

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780747543039 | ISBN 10: 0747543038

    Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of sceptical, hard-working men and fiercely independent women.  This book is an act of reckoning that conveys the precise wealth and weight of a world we are losing. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Photocopies by John Berger
    Photocopies - by John Berger

    £12.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780747531722 | ISBN 10: 0747531722

    This is a collection of portraits of a shepherd, a farmer, a painter and blind man, a sylph of Byzantine arrogance and a vagabond cyclist with primroses growing in her basket.  The backgrounds range from Prague, Paris, Athens, Lahore and country ... more

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