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Bento's Sketchbook

Bento's Sketchbook( )
Author: Berger, John
ISBN:978-1-78168-819-9
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Verso Trade
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza also known as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza spent the most intense years of his short life writing. A sporadic draughtsman, he also carried with him a sketchbook. After his sudden death, his friends rescued letters, manuscripts, notes but no drawings. For years, John Berger has imagined finding Bento's sketchbook without knowing what its pages might hold, but wanting to see the drawings alongside his surviving words. When one day a...
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Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Art / General
Philosophy / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.7 x 23.4 x 1.5 cm
Book Weight:0.408 Kilograms
Author Biography
Berger, John (Author)
John Peter Berger was born in London, England on November 5, 1926. After serving in the British Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art. He began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. He then worked as an art critic for The New Statesman for a decade.

He wrote fiction and nonfiction including several volumes of art criticism. His novels include A Painter of Our Time, From A to X, and G., which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. His other works include an essay collection entitled Permanent Red, Into Their Labors, and a book and television series entitled Ways of Seeing.

In the 1970s, he collaborated with the director Alain Tanner on three films. He wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre, The Middle of the World, and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. He died on January 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

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