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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Figure 151 shows one of his earlier works. It was commissioned by the guild of
the armourers, whose patron saint, St George, it represents, and was destined for
a niche on the outside of a Florentine church (Or San Michele). If we think back to
In the right corner there is a group of gesticulating men and women, looking with
astonishment at the saint-for a saint the figure with the halo must be. If we look
more closely we see that he carries a book—he is St Mark the Evangelist, the ...
It is dedicated to the Spanish saint Teresa, a nun of the sixteenth century who
had described her mystic visions in a famous book. In it she tells of a moment of
heavenly rapture, when an angel of the Lord pierced her heart with a golden
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