By John Berger

ISBN-10: 0307379957

ISBN-13: 9780307379955

ISBN-10: 1781688192

ISBN-13: 9781781688199

A meditation, in phrases and photographs, at the perform of drawing, via the writer of how of Seeing.

The seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza—also often called Benedict or Bento de Spinoza—spent the main extreme years of his brief lifestyles writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his surprising dying, his associates rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with no understanding what its pages may well carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, desirous to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. whilst sooner or later a pal gave him a stunning virgin sketchbook, Berger acknowledged, “This is Bento’s!” and he started to draw, taking his suggestion from the philosopher’s imaginative and prescient. during this illustrated colour ebook John Berger makes use of the creative house he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s lifestyles and times.

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