The Story of Art - 16th Edition
Phaidon Press, 9 d’abr. 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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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.
And yet there can be no doubt that the artist achieved this effect through neither
ignorance nor indifference. He has taken care to show us that he liked these
unnaturally elongated forms, for, to make doubly sure of his effect, he placed an
The art of illustration profited equally from the development of such effects. ... as
William Morris, page 535, would not want to tolerate badly produced books or
illustrations that merely told a story regardless of their effect on the printed page.
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Review: The Story of ArtRevisió d'Usuari - David Hovland - Goodreads
The Story of Art is an excellent introduction to many eras and styles of art - it's far-ranging! The photographs are quite good. Llegeix la ressenya completa
Review: The Story of ArtRevisió d'Usuari - Zoe - Goodreads
I'm reading this for one of my courses this semester. Loving it so far, especially how the author illustrates each point with an illustration. More later! Llegeix la ressenya completa
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