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[PDF] Ways of Seeing by John Berger

Authors: John Berger

In Nonfiction, Philosophy, Art Books, Essays Books

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John Beger's Ways of Seeing changed the way people think about painting and art critism. This watershed work shows

[PDF] On Photography by Susan Sontag

Authors: Susan Sontag

In Nonfiction, Art Books, Essays Books

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'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post

[PDF] The Letters of Vincent van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh

Authors: Vincent van Gogh , Arnold J. Pomerans

In Nonfiction, Biography, Art Books

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A new selection of post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gough's letters, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh put a human face on one of the most haunting figures in modern Western culture. In this Penguin Classics edition, the letters are selected and edited by Ronald de Leeuw, and translated by Arnold Pomerans in Penguin Classics.

[PDF] In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Authors: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

In Cultural, Nonfiction, Art Books

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This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The result is a classic description of the collision between the shadows of traditional Japanese interiors and the dazzling light of the modern age.