Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing


  • Author: John Berger
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
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John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the  Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has. "Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of the professional art critics . . . He is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation" —Peter Fuller, Arts Review "The influence of the series and the book . . . was enormous ....

Uniquely Human
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Uniquely Human


  • Author: Barry M. Prizant
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • File Size: 2875076 Bytes


Winner of the Autism Society of America’s Dr. Temple Grandin Award for the Outstanding Literary Work in AutismA groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world’s leading experts, who portrays autism as a unique way of being human—this is “required reading....Breathtakingly simple and profoundly positive” (Chicago Tribune).Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of “autistic” symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s expe...

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing


  • Author : John Berger
  • Publisher : Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0844661759


Ways of Seeing Book Description :

"Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. "But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled." John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you...

New Ways of Seeing

New Ways of Seeing


  • Author : Grant Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000211665


New Ways of Seeing Book Description :

Those born since the digital revolution, seem to have the hardest time re-imagining the role of photography in the world today. Thinking of photography as a visual language is the approach this book adopts to addresses this challenge.Considering photography in this way develops the metaphor of 'learning a language' when attempting to explain what photography can be, and what it can give a student in transferable creative and life skills. This begins with challenging the pre-conception that successful photography is defined by the successful single image or 'the good photograph'.The book emphasises the central role of narrative and visual storytelling through a technique of 'photosketching' to develop the building blocks of visual creativity and ultim...

Twelve Ways of Seeing the World

Twelve Ways of Seeing the World


  • Author : Mario
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1912480123


Twelve Ways of Seeing the World Book Description :

Mario Betti strives to make sense of the world through different lenses framed as 12 archetypes; Phenomonalism, Sensualism, Materialism, Mathematism, Rationalism, Idealism, Psychism, Pneumatism, Monadism, Dynamism, Realism and Humanus.Betti draws on the research of Rudolph Steiner and his twelvefold typology of human and cosmic thought to explore and validate each world view from its own unique perspective. In this way he means to transform dogmatism and enable a deeper dialogue. The book includes a study guide, World View by World View, which comprises of templates for lesson structures and questions for discussion put together by the author Mario Betti and Kathelijne Drenth of the Cloverleaf Foundation, The Netherlands....

About Looking

About Looking


  • Author : John Berger
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408872154


About Looking Book Description :

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 observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work....

The Sociology of Art

The Sociology of Art


  • Author : David Inglis
  • Publisher : Red Globe Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0333962672


The Sociology of Art Book Description :

What can Sociology add to our understanding of art? This volume brings together a range of respected scholars in the field who demonstrate the many ways in which sociology can add to our understanding of artistic issues. Covering all the major schools of thought, and dealing with many different art forms, the book offers the reader a comprehensive and accessible guide to an often complex area. It will be an invaluable resource for students seeking to understand sociology's contributions to the study of artistic and aesthetic issues....

New Ways of Seeing

New Ways of Seeing


  • Author : Mark Tyrrell
  • Publisher : Uncommon Knowledge Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1902892267


New Ways of Seeing Book Description :

Meaning is at the heart of what it means to be human. The meaning we give something can terrify or elevate us, and in psychotherapy it's often the meaning our clients have given a life event that is as the root of their problems. Hence why the art of reframing - changing meaning - is central to effective therapy. In New Ways of Seeing, therapist of 20 years Mark Tyrrell gives transcripts of real cases where reframes have been used to release clients from restrictive perspectives. Clients with abusive childhoods who now feel they are damaged goods. Smokers who can't resist 'one more cigarette'. People with self esteem so low they believe they have failed at life. By reading the case studies and absorbing the theoretical framework around reframing, you...

Ways of Thinking  Ways of Seeing

Ways of Thinking Ways of Seeing


  • Author : Chris Bissell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-02-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642252099


Ways of Thinking Ways of Seeing Book Description :

This fascinating book examines some of the characteristics of technological/engineering models that are likely to be unfamiliar to those who are interested primarily in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics, and which differentiate technological models from scientific and mathematical ones. Themes that are highlighted include: • the role of language: the models developed for engineering design have resulted in new ways of talking about technological systems • communities of practice: related to the previous point, particular engineering communities have particular ways of sharing and developing knowledge • graphical (re)presentation: engineers have developed many ways of reducing quite complex mathematical models to more simple ...

The Many Ways of Seeing

The Many Ways of Seeing


  • Author : Nick Gleeson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925183825


The Many Ways of Seeing Book Description :

In desperation, I look up into mum’s face. A small face – a loving face — And the lights go out. Her face is the last image I will ever see in my lifetime. Blind since the age of seven, Nick Gleeson has spent his life learning to ‘see’ without seeing. Growing up in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, Nick’s young life was defined by touch and smell: learning the shape of each shoe so he knew left from right. Holding the huge, rough hand of his father. Smelling the well-worn vinyl in the family car. Gently feeling the smooth top and soft underbelly of a mushroom he has picked. When Nick meets Peter Bishop, Creative Director of Varuna, the Writers’ House many years later, he has led an amazing life of physical adventuring....

Focus

Focus


  • Author : Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-04-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101609897


Focus Book Description :

We all want to experience pleasure and avoid pain. But there are really two kinds of pleasure and pain that motivate everything we do. If you are promotion-focused, you want to advance and avoid missed opportunities. If you are prevention-focused, you want to minimize losses and keep things working. And as Tory Higgins has found in his groundbreaking research, if you understand how people focus, you have the power to motivate yourself and everyone around you. Showing how promotion/prevention focus applies across a wide range of situations from selling products to managing employees to raising children to getting a second date, Halvorson and Higgins show us how to identify focus, how to change focus, and how to use focus exactly the right way to get r...

100 Ways of Seeing An Unequal World

100 Ways of Seeing An Unequal World


  • Author : Bob Sutcliffe
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2001-07-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 185649814X


100 Ways of Seeing An Unequal World Book Description :

Covering such topics as human inequality, inequalities between north and south, demographic differences, migration and refugees, and armed forces, this visual text acts as a teaching guide. Each topic has a two-page spread that includes diagrams, charts and short text....