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The story of art /

by Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. ; London : Prentice-Hall : Phaidon, 1995Edition: 16th ed., rev., expanded and redesigned.Description: 688 p. (some folded) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 071483355X; 0714832472 (pbk.).Subject(s): Art -- History
Contents:
Introduction: on art and artists -- 1. Strange beginnings -- 2. Art for eternity -- 3. The great awakening.
Introduction: On art and artists -- 1. Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America -- 2. Art for Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete -- 3. The Great Awakening: Greece, seventh to fifth century BC -- 4. The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD -- 5. World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD -- 6. A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteen century -- 7. Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, second to thirteenth century -- 8. Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, sixth to eleventh century -- 9. The Church Militant: The twelfth century -- 10. The Church Triumphant: The thirteenth century -- 11. Courtiers and Burghers: The fourteenth century -- 12. The Conquest of Reality: The early fifteenth century -- 13. Tradition and Innovation I: The later fifteenth century in Italy -- 14. Tradition and Innovation II: The fifteenth century in the North -- 15. Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century -- 16. Light and Colour: Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century -- 17. The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherlands, early sixteenth century -- 18. A Crisis of Art: Europe, later sixteenth century --19. Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century -- 20. The Mirror of Nature: Holland, seventeenth century -- 21. Power and Glory I: Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- 22. Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries -- 23. The Age of Reason: England and France, eighteenth century -- 24. The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, late eighteenth century and early nineteenth centuries -- 25. Permanent Revolution: The nineteenth century -- 26. In Search of New Standards: The late nineteenth century -- 27. Experimental Art: The first half of the twentieth century -- 28. A Story Without End: The triumph of Modernism; Another turning of the tide; The changing past.
Review: 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 back-grounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, 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 colour 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 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 reaspects 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 for another generation and remains the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.ter s. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 1.1
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Previous ed.: 1989.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction: on art and artists -- 1. Strange beginnings -- 2. Art for eternity -- 3. The great awakening.

Introduction: On art and artists -- 1. Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America -- 2. Art for Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete -- 3. The Great Awakening: Greece, seventh to fifth century BC -- 4. The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD -- 5. World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD -- 6. A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteen century -- 7. Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, second to thirteenth century -- 8. Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, sixth to eleventh century -- 9. The Church Militant: The twelfth century -- 10. The Church Triumphant: The thirteenth century -- 11. Courtiers and Burghers: The fourteenth century -- 12. The Conquest of Reality: The early fifteenth century -- 13. Tradition and Innovation I: The later fifteenth century in Italy -- 14. Tradition and Innovation II: The fifteenth century in the North -- 15. Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century -- 16. Light and Colour: Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century -- 17. The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherlands, early sixteenth century -- 18. A Crisis of Art: Europe, later sixteenth century --19. Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century -- 20. The Mirror of Nature: Holland, seventeenth century -- 21. Power and Glory I: Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- 22. Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries -- 23. The Age of Reason: England and France, eighteenth century -- 24. The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, late eighteenth century and early nineteenth centuries -- 25. Permanent Revolution: The nineteenth century -- 26. In Search of New Standards: The late nineteenth century -- 27. Experimental Art: The first half of the twentieth century -- 28. A Story Without End: The triumph of Modernism; Another turning of the tide; The changing past.

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 back-grounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, 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 colour 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 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 reaspects 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 for another generation and remains the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.ter s.

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The story of art / by Gombrich, E. H. ©1966

Phaidon Press, (London :) 488 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.