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Bento's Sketchbook

Bento's Sketchbook( )
Author: Berger, John
ISBN:978-0-307-37995-5
Publication Date:Nov 2011
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Pantheon
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $32.50
Book Description:

Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.

Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Art / Techniques / Drawing
Psychology / Creative Ability
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Philosophy / Individual Philosophers
Art / Criticism & Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.4 x 9.5 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:1.019 Pounds
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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