By John Berger
A meditation, in phrases and pictures, 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 extreme years of his brief existence writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his surprising dying, his acquaintances rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with out understanding what its pages may perhaps carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, desirous to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. whilst sooner or later a chum gave him a stunning virgin sketchbook, Berger acknowledged, “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 ingenious area he creates to discover the method of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s lifestyles and times.
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