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    DescriptionA series of probing conversations held by Didier Eribon with Sir Ernst Gombrich, OM, CBE, FBA, seeking to discover how his intellect and tastes had been nurtured during his early years in Vienna, and how they developed after he emigrated to England, wrote "The Story of Art" and became Director of the Warburg Institute. This is essentially the story of a contemplative life - of reading, teaching, pondering and talking to historians, psychologists and philosophers. He brings together the themes that have occupied him for over 60 years: the meaning of paintings; the relation between art and perception; the way in which people's responses are conditioned by conventions, history, social pressures and changes of taste. As undogmatic, sceptical and wide-ranging as ever, Gombrich not only provides a resume of his life's work, but yet again encourages us to think afresh about fundamental issues, posing as many questions as he answers.

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    A Lifelong Interest
    Conversations on Art and Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Didier Eribon, By (author) Ernst H. Gombrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500015742
    ISBN 10: 0500015740

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, AC, ABA
    DC20: 700
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, ART009000, ART016030
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, ABA
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    04 May 1993
    Publication City/Country