The Story of Art - 16th Edition

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byE.h. Gombrich

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" 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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One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, The Story of Art has served as a seminal text for art students and art lovers for more than four decades. Completely redesigned, this 16th edition of Ernest Gombrich's definitive work, features colour throughout and six striking fold-outs. Fully revised and expanded to inclu...

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" 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 fo...

" 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 y...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.75 × 7 × 1.75 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714832472

ISBN - 13:9780714832470

Appropriate for ages: 13

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From Our Editors

One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, The Story of Art has served as a seminal text for art students and art lovers for more than four decades. Completely redesigned, this 16th edition of Ernest Gombrich's definitive work, features colour throughout and six striking fold-outs. Fully revised and expanded to include many new artists, this easy-to-follow new edition will surely continue to be the reference of choice for newcomers to art.

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""Lucid and endlessly informative." – The Good Book Guide"For everyone, not just for stuffed shirts." – The Mail on Sunday"The country’s bestselling book on art, never out of print, still in demand" – The Times"Gombrich’s voice is lively, opinionated, and almost conversational, yet his erudition shines through to make a book that is both accessible and informative." – Library Journal"This comprehensive look at Western art from prehistoric times on up to the present has been completely redesigned and extensively revised and updated." – Booklist"Enjoy the most famous book on art ever published. . . This has been revamped for the first time since 1972, offering larger illustrations, more color, and improved text and coverage. Highly recommended." – Midwest Book Review"