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 50 shows a Greek temple of the old style which is called after the Doric
tribe. ... Probably the earliest of such temples were built of timber, and consisted
of little else than a small walled cubicle to hold the image of the god, and around
The building which shows it at its most perfect is the temple called the
Erechtheion, figure 60. The columns of the Ionic temple are much less robust and
strong. They are like slender shafts, and the capital or headpiece is no longer a
The frieze of the Victory temple shows, perhaps, the beginning of a change of
attitude. This artist was proud of his immense power, as well he might be. And so,
gradually, during the fourth century, the approach to art changed. Pheidias'
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