The story of art

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Phaidon Press, Ltd., Apr 9, 1995 - Art - 688 pages
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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, 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 colour 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 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 for another generation and remains the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.

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Understandable accessible introduction to art. - Goodreads
Good read for going through the ages in a fast pace. - Goodreads
this is one of my favorite art reference books! - Goodreads
I love Gombrich's clear and unpretentious writing. - Goodreads
So good, fun to read, and life-enrichingly educational. - Goodreads
Does a fairly good job as an intro. - Goodreads
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Um livro maravilhoso, muito completo e objetivo didaticamente de facil compreensao, perfeito para estudantes e amantes das artes. Eu li, estudei e recomendo!

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I should preface everything I say with a general caveat: I am a novice in the world of art, which is the reason I picked up this book in the first place. Although I often drew as a child, I was more ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
Oki art and artists
15
STRANGE BEGINNINGS
39
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's books on art and art history have sold as well as some works of fiction. One of his most popular titles is The Story of Art, which has been translated into 18 languages and sold more than two million copies. Other titles are; Looking for Answers: Conversations on Art and Science (with Didier Eribon), Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art, and Gombrich on Art and Psychology. His numerous awards include the Erasmus Prize in 1975, the Hegel Prize in 1976, and the International Balzan Prize in 1985. He holds honorary degrees from various universities, among them Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and from the Royal College of Art (London), 1981.

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