By John Berger
A meditation, in phrases and photographs, at the perform of drawing, by means of the writer of the way of Seeing.
The seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza—also referred to as Benedict or Bento de Spinoza—spent the main excessive years of his brief lifestyles writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his surprising dying, his acquaintances rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with no realizing what its pages may possibly carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, desirous to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. while someday a chum gave him a gorgeous virgin sketchbook, Berger stated, “This is Bento’s!” and he started to draw, taking his suggestion from the philosopher’s imaginative and prescient. during this illustrated colour publication John Berger makes use of the innovative area he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s lifestyles and times.
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