Keeping a Rendezvous by John BergerKeeping a Rendezvous by John Berger

Keeping a Rendezvous

byJohn Berger

Paperback | October 27, 1992

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When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams.

With the luminous essays in Keeping a Rendezvous, we are given to see the world as Berger sees it -- to explore themes suggested by the work of Jackson Pollock or J. M. W. Turner, to contemplate the wonder of Paris. Rendezvous are manifold: between critic and art, artist and subject, subject and the unknown. But most significant are the rendezvous between author and reader, as we discover our perceptions informed by Berger's eloquence and courageous moral imagination.
John Berger was born in London in 1926. He is well known for his novels and stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His first novel, A Painter of Our Time, was published in 1958, and since then his books have included Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, and the nov...
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Title:Keeping a RendezvousFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.97 × 5.2 × 0.68 inPublished:October 27, 1992Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679737146

ISBN - 13:9780679737148

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In this powerful volume of essays, one of the most important art critics of our time reawakens us to the wonder and minifold meanings of the visual world as he restores the connections between art and the moral imagination. "Berger's mind travels the globe, and its range is astonishing . . . unfailingly interesting".--New York Times Book Review. 25 photographs

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"One of the world's most influential art critics... and one of the most original of contemporary thinkers... Berger's ability to see something clearly, with fresh surprise yet profound understanding, makes his writing singularly moving and informative." -- Washington Times

"Berger's mind travels the globe, and its range is astonishing . . . unfailingly interesting."--New York Times Book Review.