Saturday, August 7, 2021

Robert Boyd's Book Report: Art & Revolution by John Berger

 Robert Boyd

Today I'm discussing Art & Revolution by John Berger, the late English critic best known for Ways of Seeing. Art & Revolution is a critical biography of Ernst Niezvestny, an unofficial artist in the Soviet Union. He was a sculptor who eventually emigrated to the USA in 1976. (Art & Revolution was written in 1969.) I've written about Niezvestny before. I became interested in him when I first heard about him in Khrushchez: The Man and His Era by William Taubman. 

(This was the first book report for which I ever wrote a script in advance, but I have to say it feels a little stiff--a little too much like a lecture I want to improve my delivery, but I'm not sure what the best way is. I'm open to advice!)

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