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Story of Art, the - 16th Edition

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ISBN13: 9780714832470
ISBN10: 0714832472
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The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

For the first time in many years the book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in color throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold‐outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn.

The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much‐loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.

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The 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. New artists have been incorporated such as Corot, Kollwitz and Nolde, and six fold-outs present large-scale works such as Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece."

Synopsis:

The most famous and popular book on art ever published, this quintessential "introduction to art" has been a worldwide bestseller for over four decades. In this completely redesigned 16th edition, Gombrich, a true master, combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject. 440 illustrations, 376 in color.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Ernst Gombrich was one of the greatest and least conventional art historians of his age, achieving fame and distinction in three separate spheres: as a scholar, as a popularizer of art, and as a pioneer of the application of the psychology of perception to the study of art. His best-known book, The Story of Art – first published 50 years ago and now in its sixteenth edition – is one of the most influential books ever written about art. His books further include The Sense of Order (1979) and The Preference for the Primitive (2002), as well as a total of 11 volumes of collected essays and reviews.

Gombrich was born in Vienna in 1909 and died in London in November 2001. He came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he eventually became Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous international honors, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes.

Gifted with a powerful mind and prodigious memory, he was also an outstanding communicator, with a clear and forceful prose style. His works are models of good art‐historical writing, and reflect his humanism and his deep and abiding concern with the standards and values of our cultural heritage.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780714832470
Author:
Gombrich, Ernst Hans
Author:
Gombrich, E. H.
Author:
Gombrich, Ernst Hans
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
16
Edition Description:
16th ed., expanded and redesigned
Series Volume:
no. 452
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7 x 1.75 in 3.64 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 688 pages Phaidon Press - English 9780714832470 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. New artists have been incorporated such as Corot, Kollwitz and Nolde, and six fold-outs present large-scale works such as Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece."
"Synopsis" by , The most famous and popular book on art ever published, this quintessential "introduction to art" has been a worldwide bestseller for over four decades. In this completely redesigned 16th edition, Gombrich, a true master, combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject. 440 illustrations, 376 in color.
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