Lapwing and Fox: Conversations Between John Berger and John Christie

From the publisher:

‘Stimulating, intimate, heartfelt and beautifully designed, this is a book to be treasured’ Geoff Dyer. Complementing their award-winning correspondence on the subject of colour, ‘I Send You This Cadmium Red’, published in 2000, ‘Lapwing & Fox’ covers a wide range of ideas surrounding art and artists, drawing and painting, nature and place. As well as the close scrutiny of works by Giacometti, Modigliani and Auerbach, and recollections of working with other artists and writers, the correspondence also explores a whole range of unexpectedly connected subjects, from making drawings of the dead and dying to encounters with barn owls and hares, and discussions of the mythologies surrounding them; from recollections of journeys on the Silk Road and observations of the night sky in Tajikistan to memories of the carved stone churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia and meditations on angels in literature, art and film...

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