New Light On Old Masters: New Light on Old Masters

by E.h. Gombrich

Phaidon Press | January 1, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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These classic studies on the interpretation of images are essential reading for all students of Renaissance art; they also take their rightful place as seminal texts that have themselves helped to shape the evolving discipline of art history. Many of the essays focus on the greatest artists of the Renaissance -- notably Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo -- and all reflect the author's deep and abiding concern with standards, values and problems of method. Yet Gombrich never loses sight of the works of art he is investigating, and he brings to all his analyses and interpretations an original and powerful intelligence, unfailing clarity of expression and immense learning.

These four volumes have a permanent value and represent a vitally important humanistic tradition in scholarship and criticism.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 191 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.5 in

Published: January 1, 1994

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714829897

ISBN - 13: 9780714829890

Found in: Criticism
Appropriate for ages: 13

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New Light On Old Masters: New Light on Old Masters

New Light On Old Masters: New Light on Old Masters

by E.h. Gombrich

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 191 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.5 in

Published: January 1, 1994

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714829897

ISBN - 13: 9780714829890

From the Publisher

These classic studies on the interpretation of images are essential reading for all students of Renaissance art; they also take their rightful place as seminal texts that have themselves helped to shape the evolving discipline of art history. Many of the essays focus on the greatest artists of the Renaissance -- notably Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo -- and all reflect the author's deep and abiding concern with standards, values and problems of method. Yet Gombrich never loses sight of the works of art he is investigating, and he brings to all his analyses and interpretations an original and powerful intelligence, unfailing clarity of expression and immense learning.

These four volumes have a permanent value and represent a vitally important humanistic tradition in scholarship and criticism.

About the Author

Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's books on art and art history have sold as well as some works of fiction. One of his most popular titles is The Story of Art, which has been translated into 18 languages and sold more than two million copies. Other titles are; Looking for Answers: Conversations on Art and Science (with Didier Eribon), Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art, and Gombrich on Art and Psychology. His numerous awards include the Erasmus Prize in 1975, the Hegel Prize in 1976, and the International Balzan Prize in 1985. He holds honorary degrees from various universities, among them Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and from the Royal College of Art (London), 1981.

From Our Editors

Essential for Renaissance art students, these classic studies on interpreting images have helped to shape the developing discipline of art history. Generously illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white images, On the Renaissance: Volume 4 New Light on Old Masters features essays concentrating on the Renaissance’s greatest artists, including Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. E. H. Gombrich explores in detail the standards, values and problems of method, yet never loses sight of the artworks he studies. Unique, compelling, clear and erudite, his analyses and interpretations are captivating and illuminating.

Appropriate for ages: 13