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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 artists. In Portraits, Berger grounds the artists in their historical milieu in revolutionary ways, whether enlarging on the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves or Cy Twombly's linguistic and pictorial play.

In penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices.

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Portraits: John Berger on Artists
Author(s): John Berger
ISBN: 1-78478-176-2 / 978-1-78478-176-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Verso Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Portraits
Author(s): John Berger
Publisher: Verso
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Portraits: John Berger on Artists
Author(s): John Berger
Publisher: Verso
Availability: Amazon UK   

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