By John Berger
A meditation, in phrases and photographs, at the perform of drawing, via 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 lifestyles writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his unexpected dying, his buddies rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with out figuring out what its pages may well carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, eager to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. whilst in the future a pal gave him a gorgeous virgin sketchbook, Berger stated, “This is Bento’s!” and he started to draw, taking his concept from the philosopher’s imaginative and prescient. during this illustrated colour e-book John Berger makes use of the inventive area he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s existence and times.
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