The Story of Art

August 18, 2019 - Comment

The Story of ArtAuthor: E. H. GombrichFormat: Hardback A completely redesigned and revised edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. With 350 colour illustrations, this is the books 16th revised edition since its introduction in the 1950’s. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They

The Story of Art
Author: E. H. Gombrich
Format: Hardback

A completely redesigned and revised edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. With 350 colour illustrations, this is the books 16th revised edition since its introduction in the 1950’s. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new “endings” have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including the medium and dimension of the works illustrated. Six fold-outs present selected large-scale works. They are: Van Eyck’s “Ghent Altarpiece”, Leonardo’s “Last Supper”, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”, Jackson Pollock’s “One (Number 31, 1950)”, Van der Weyden’s “Descent from the Cross” and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.

ISBN: 9780714832470
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

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Anonymous says:

Accessible, wide-ranging, and engaging, but somewhat opinionated Actually, “opinionated” isn’t quite the right word, but I can’t think of a better one. The modern practice in academic writing is for the author to hide his or her personality completely; this book harks back to an era when we learned something about the writer as well as the subject. That’s not a bad thing, and it isn’t intrusive, but it does make reading this book a different experience from reading more modern academic material.The Story of Art focuses mostly on European…

Anonymous says:

Beautiful: thick paper, colour photos & best read sitting up! This renowned volume is a compelling and fascinating tour through history (and pre-history) of how Art got to be Art. It has sold 8 million copies and in its 16th edition so that tells you just how good it is! But my review is really about choosing (see above photo for size difference) between the glossy, big format edition and the 2001 pocket format. I bought the pocket edition first. I loved it so much that I thought I would treat myself to this full size version. I’m glad I did. The full…

Anonymous says:

Great book, completely worth it’s price Great book, completely worth it’s price, print is amazing! All art lovers should have it on shelfs and read it through.

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