The Story of Art

The Story of Art

by Ernest Hans Gombrich, E. H. Gombrich

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Overview

The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

For this new, compact edition The Story of Art has been completely redesigned, giving a fresh perspective to Gombrich's well-loved text. The illustrations, collected together in a separate section towards the back of the book for easy reference, vividly illustrate the lively and engaging narrative and are in colour throughout.

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 pocket edition is no exception, combining smoothly flowing text with a clear, simple design in a convenient and accessible format. The new edition allows this classic work to continue its triumphant progress for another generation, and to remain the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134401997
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 09/27/1995
Edition description: 16TH
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 6.91(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7(8)
Introduction On art and artists 15(24)
Strange Beginnings
Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America
39(16)
Art For Eternity
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete
55(20)
The Great Awakening
Greece, seventh to fifth century BC
75(24)
The Realm of Beauty
Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD
99(18)
World Conquerors
Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD
117(16)
A Parting of Ways
Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteenth century
133(10)
Looking Eastwards
Islam, China, second to thirteenth century
143(14)
Western Art in the Melting Pot
Europe, sixth to eleventh century
157(14)
The Church Militant
The twelfth century
171(14)
The Church Triumphant
The thirteenth century
185(22)
Courtiers and Burghers
The fourteenth century
207(16)
The Conquest of Reality
The early fifteenth century
223(24)
Tradition and Innovation I
The later fifteenth century in Italy
247(22)
Tradition and Innovation II
The fifteenth century in the North
269(18)
Harmony Attained
Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century
287(38)
Light and Colour
Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century
325(16)
The New Learning Spreads
Germany and the Netherlands, early sixteenth century
341(20)
A Crisis Of Art
Europe, later sixteenth century
361(26)
Vision and Visions
Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century
387(26)
The Mirror of Nature
Holland, seventeenth century
413(22)
Power and Glory I
Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
435(12)
Power and Glory II
France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
447(10)
The Age of Reason
England and France, eighteenth century
457(18)
The Break In Tradition
England, America and France, late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
475(24)
Permanent Revolution
The nineteenth century
499(36)
In Search Of New Standards
The late nineteenth century
535(22)
Experimental Art
The first half of the twentieth century
557(42)
A Story Without End
The triumph of Modernism
599(19)
Another turning of the tide
618(8)
The changing past
626(12)
A note on art books 638(17)
Chronological charts 655(9)
Maps 664(6)
List of illustrations by location 670(4)
Index and glossary 674(13)
Acknowledgments 687

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