The Story of Art - 16th Edition
Phaidon Press, 9 de set. 1995 - 688 pàgines
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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If we now return to the 'Mona Lisa', figure t94, we may understand something of
its mysterious effect. We see that Leonardo has used the means of his 'sfumato'
with the utmost deliberation. Everyone who has ever tried to draw or scribble a ...
Even in photographs of the picture we experience this strange effect , but in front
of the original in the Louvre it is almost uncanny . Sometimes she seems to mock
at us , and then again we seem to catch something like sadness in her smile .
Instead of letting them fall in dignified folds in the approved classical manner , he
made them writhe and whirl to add to the effect of excitement and movement . In
all these effects he was soon imitated all over Europe . If it is true of sculptures ...
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