Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger PDF

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, through the writer of how of Seeing.

The seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza—also referred to as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza—spent the main severe years of his brief existence writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his surprising loss of life, his associates rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with out figuring out what its pages could carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, desirous to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. whilst someday a chum gave him a stunning virgin sketchbook, Berger acknowledged, “This is Bento’s!” and he started to draw, taking his proposal from the philosopher’s imaginative and prescient. during this illustrated colour booklet John Berger makes use of the ingenious area he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s lifestyles and times.

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