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By John Berger

A meditation, in phrases and pictures, 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 extreme years of his brief lifestyles writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his unexpected loss of life, his buddies rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with out realizing what its pages could carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, eager to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. whilst sooner or later a pal gave him a gorgeous virgin sketchbook, Berger stated, “This is Bento’s!” and he started to draw, taking his proposal from the philosopher’s imaginative and prescient. during this illustrated colour publication John Berger makes use of the imaginitive area he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s existence and times.

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