The Story of Art

E. H. Gombrich
книга The Story of Art, автор: E. H. Gombrich

The Story of Art

E. H. Gombrich
Ціна: 2500 грн
Очікується надходження
ID: 11563
Видавництво: Phaidon
Палітурка: Paperback, 17.2 x 24.4 cm
Кількість сторінок: 688; illustrations: 440
Рік видання: 2007
Мова: English
ISBN-13: 9780714832470

One of the most famous and popular books on art ever written

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 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.

About the Author:

Sir Ernst Gombrich’s standing in the world of art and his popularity with experts and a vast general readership remain unrivalled. Born in Vienna, he came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he became director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous honors, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit, and the Goethe, Hegel, and Erasmus prizes.