Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN: 9781838852092 Category:


Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN: 9781838852092 Category:




See/Saw is an illuminating history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. Starting from single images by the world’s most important photographers – from Eugene Atget to Alex Webb – Geoff Dyer shows us how to read a photograph, as he takes us through a series of close readings that are by turns moving, funny, prescient and surprising.

Following Dyer’s previous books on photography, The Ongoing Moment and The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, See/Saw brilliantly combines visual scrutiny and stylistic flair. It shows us how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, and reveals a master seer at work.

In the spirit of the intellectual curiosity of Berger, Sontag and Didion, Geoff Dyer helps us to see the world around us, and within us, afresh.

Publisher Review

Praise for Geoff Dyer: Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain * * Daily Telegraph * * A national treasure -- ZADIE SMITH Brilliant . . . Dyer's eyes miss nothing * * Observer * * There's no other writer quite like Dyer * * Time * * Inspiring and informing * * Guardian * * Even Chekhov might have envied Geoff Dyer's talent . . . Almost perfect * * Spectator * * Geoff Dyer is a true original - one of those rare voices in contemporary literature that never ceases to surprise, disturb and delight -- WILLIAM BOYD Reading Dyer is akin to the sudden elation and optimism you feel when you make a new friend, someone as silly as you but cleverer too, in whose company you know you will travel through life more vagrantly, intensely, joyfully * * Daily Telegraph * * Illuminating * * Financial Times * *

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