The story of art

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Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1989 - Art - 688 pages
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An illustrated introduction to art appreciation with a survey of the major art periods and styles and descriptions of the work and world of the masters

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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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User Review  - Rlotz - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Douglas Dalrymple - Goodreads

A wonderful, engaging survey, and a terrific blend of text and illustration. This is the kind of book you want to leave lying around so that your kids can one day pick it up in a moment of boredom and ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
THE STORY OF
8
STRANGE BEGINNINGS
39
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

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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