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By John Berger

While he stands prior to Giorgione's l. a. Tempesta, John Berger sees not just the portray yet our entire inspiration of time, sweeping us clear of a misplaced Eden. a photo of a gravely cheerful crowd collected on a Prague highway in November 1989 provokes mirrored image at the that means of democracy and the reunion of a individuals with long-banished hopes and dreams.

With the luminous essays in holding a Rendezvous, we're given to work out the area as Berger sees it -- to discover subject matters advised by way of the paintings of Jackson Pollock or J. M. W. Turner, to think about the beauty of Paris. Rendezvous are manifold: among critic and artwork, artist and topic, topic and the unknown. yet most important are the rendezvous among writer and reader, as we find our perceptions trained via John Berger's eloquence and brave ethical mind's eye.

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