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I must admit I was a little disappointed when beginning this book to find it really wasn't about landscape art but a more general collection of Berger's essays. The ones on his childhood etc in particular weren't very interesting to me, and the downside of an e-reader is that it's hard to flick past sections. That being said, he is an excellent writer and there was plenty I enjoyed - I would just advise picking individual essays rather than reading it front to back unless you're a diehard Berger fan.
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I had read some of John Berger's other essays so I was familiar with his writing.  This collection is more philosophy about art and ways of looking at art than art criticism.  Yes some of the essays do feel dated and they are a Marxist view.  Overall I enjoyed the collection and I would recommend reading these essays along with the companion volume.
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