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Wed, Apr. 30th, 2008 09:01 am
Lost ways of looking at looking

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imomus
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Thu, May. 1st, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)

In the 70s Fuller started a "hard left tabloid broadsheet" called Seven Days, and got his hero John Berger to write for it. But by the late 80s -- when Fuller was writing for the right wing Daily Telegraph -- he had decided that Berger's Marxist art criticism was reductive.

In "Seeing Through Berger", his revision of "Seeing Berger", Fuller turned his original praise of Berger into criticism -- we shouldn't interpret pre-20th century art through the prism of our own concerns, or through sociology, he thought.

I dunno if it was personal too -- very possibly.


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