The Story of Art - 16th Edition

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Phaidon Press, 9 d’abr. 1995 - 688 pàgines
This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art,rom the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists fromhe modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, dehirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new "ndings" have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including theedium and dimension of the works illustrated. Six fold-outs present selectedarge-scale works. They are: Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece", Leonardo's "Lastupper", Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Jackson Pollock's "One (Number 31,950)", Van der Weyden's "Descent from the Cross" and Michelangelo's Sistinehapel ceiling.

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Revisió 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 Art

Revisió 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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STRANGE BEGINNINGS
39
ART FOR ETERNITY
55
THE GREAT AWAKENING
75
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Sobre l'autor (1995)

Ernst Gombrich was one of the greatest and least conventional art historians of his age, achieving fame and distinction in three separate spheres: as a scholar, as a popularizer of art, and as a pioneer of the application of the psychology of perception to the study of art. His best-known book, The Story of Art - first published 50 years ago and now in its sixteenth edition - is one of the most influential books ever written about art. His books further include The Sense of Order(1979) and The Preference for the Primitive(2002), as well as a total of 11 volumes of collected essays and reviews.

Gombrich was born in Vienna in 1909 and died in London in November 2001. He came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he eventually became Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous international honours, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes.

Gifted with a powerful mind and prodigious memory, he was also an outstanding communicator, with a clear and forceful prose style. His works are models of good art-historical writing, and reflect his humanism and his deep and abiding concern with the standards and values of our cultural heritage.

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