Cataract

John Berger Notting Hill Editions Cataract, John Berger matter-of-factly informs us, comes from the Greek kataraktes, meaning waterfall or portcullis; an obstruction that descends from above. This essay, published by Notting Hill Editions as an attractive little hardback, is Berger’s affectionate tribute to the miracle of sight. In a series of diary entries written in…

The Mirror Cracked

The most instructive detail about Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 is that it is held in a museum. It is a display of assorted relics; historical artefacts that tell us something about the times in which they were conceived; artistic merit is only tenuously relevant, and a far smaller venue would have sufficed for a…