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    DescriptionThe 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 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 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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    Title
    The Story of Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonie Gombrich, By (author) Ernst H. Gombrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,633 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714832470
    ISBN 10: 0714832472
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC20: 709
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 709
    Libri: B-085
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N5300.G643, N5300 .G643 1995
    B&T Merchandise Category: MK2
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Edition
    16, Revised
    Edition statement
    16th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    376 colour and 64 b&w illustrations, 6 fold-outs, bibliography
    Publisher
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    21 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 years ago and now in its sixteenth edition - is one of the most influential books ever written about art. His books further include The Sense of Order (1979) and The Preference for the Primitive (2002), as well as a total of 11 volumes of collected essays and reviews. Gombrich was born in Vienna in 1909 and died in London in November 2001. He came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he eventually became Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous international honours, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes. Gifted with a powerful mind and prodigious memory, he was also an outstanding communicator, with a clear and forceful prose style. His works are models of good art-historical writing, and reflect his humanism and his deep and abiding concern with the standards and values of our cultural heritage.
    Review quote
    '..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
    Review text
    September 1995 edition, revised and completely redesigned with over 350 colour illustrations, of a book which has established itself since its first (1950) edition as the most readable, lucid and informative on its subject. Covering the whole world of art from the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to the experimental art of the 20th century and what he calls 'the triumph of Modernism', Professor Gombrich is as perfect a guide to the work of Dal' and Jackson Pollock as to that of Michelangelo, Holbein and Hogarth. (Kirkus UK)