John Berger Ways of Seeing, Episodes 1 – 4
Reviewed By: Open Floor International Library
Open Floor International Library
Author: John Berger
Language availability: English
A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmed ever made. In the first program, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past. Ways of Seeing is a 1972 BBC four-part television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. Berger’s scripts were adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark’s Civilization series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.