By John Berger
A meditation, in phrases and photographs, at the perform of drawing, through the writer of the way of Seeing.
The seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza—also often called Benedict or Bento de Spinoza—spent the main severe years of his brief lifestyles writing. He additionally carried with him a sketchbook. After his surprising dying, his pals rescued letters, manuscripts, notes—but no drawings. For years, with out realizing what its pages may perhaps carry, John Berger has imagined discovering Bento’s sketchbook, eager to see the drawings along his surviving phrases. while sooner or later 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 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.