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Liz’s texts for reading group Fri 23 Oct 2009

Liz Coates has supplied four single page readings for Friday 23 October. I’ve sent them by email as I’ve had a bit of difficulty posting them on the blog. Here’s the reference and Liz’s comments.- Viv

Ref: John Berger, The Sight of a Man, in: Selected Essays & Articles – The Look of Things, Pelican, Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 1972.
The book in SofA library is a small paperback with yellowing pages and I had to do some adjusting in photoshop to make it readable.
A great writer talking about visual perception; leads well into more scientific and cognitive discussions.

I’d also like to refer to two additional texts for interested readers. Both these texts have a great deal of insights to share:

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Cezanne’s Doubt, in: Sense and Non-Sense, (trans. Hubert L. Dreyfus & Patricia Allen Dreyfus), Northwestern University Press, 1964, p.9-25.

Lawrence Gowing, Cezanne: The Logic of Organized Sensations (1977) in: Conversations with Cezanne, (ed.) Michael Doran, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2001, p.180-212.
(I was tempted to submit this as the reading, but it is very long. Full of insights about painting in general, B&W images of Cezanne’s paintings scattered through the text.)

Best wishes, Liz


October 17, 2009 - Posted by | reading group | ,


  1. cannot access my email account, am I the only one?

    Comment by vanessa | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Does anything ever go smoothly online??? wait awhile and try again see what happens. Good luck. is there someone who can give you a copy? Otherwise,if you’re in at School is there someone who can give you a copy? Good luck.

    Comment by Vivienne | October 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. its okay, my account was working the next day so I have the reading now.

    Comment by vanessa | October 20, 2009 | Reply

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