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In this new volume — the tenth in the series of his collected essays — Professor Gombrich returns to themes that have long preoccupied him in his study of visual imagery of all kinds. Central to these essays is a consuming interest in the functions of images, and how these functions — and the images — change over time.<P>In wide-ranging studies of both 'high' and 'low' art, from fresco painting, altar painting, the International Gothic Style and outdoor sculpture to doodles, pictorial instructions, caricature and political propaganda, Gombrich discusses the role of supply and demand, competition and display, the 'ecology' of images and the idea of 'feedback' in the interplay of means and ends, as developing skills in turn stimulate new demands. He explores further aspects of the uses of images in his essays on the hanging of pictures and on the use (or misuse) of images as historical evidence.

Synopsis:

Wide-ranging volume which focuses on the role of supply and demand in creation of images of all kinds. Gombrich develops many of the ideas and themes in the social history of art that have preoccupied him through a lifetime of research and reflection.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-292) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714839691
Author:
Gombrich, Ernst Hans
Author:
Gombrich, E. H.
Author:
Gombrich, Ernst Hans
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
9651
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.66x6.78x.77 in. 1.66 lbs.

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