The Story of Art

The Story of Art

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new "endings" have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including th This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experi...

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Title:The Story of Art
Author:E.H. Gombrich
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Genres:Art
ISBN:The Story of Art
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:688 pages pages

The Story of Art Reviews

  • Rick
    Jul 30, 2011
    The Story of Art is a handy little survey of art history, primarily but not exclusively western art, from cave paintings and primitive sculptures to modern architecture and pop art. It is 500 pages of text and that many pages of well synchronized color plates in a smart pocket edition ...
  • AC
    May 31, 2010
    This book was perfect. For someone like myself who (now) has a little knowledge of Art (the capital letter here is deliberate) and some sense of history -- but who has big gaps and oceans of ignorance about the topic -- this book was perfect. It is mature, serious, to the point, absolu...
  • John David
    Oct 05, 2010
    Just a dozen or so pages into this book, I knew that it was one I wish I would have had access to when I was first seriously exposed to art. While in many respects, it is a conservative textbook (being first published in 1950), it is fundamentally meant for someone who has little to no...
  • Michael Kotsarinis
    Nov 19, 2015
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  • Νόρα
    Jan 04, 2016
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  • Nikoleta
    Sep 14, 2013
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  • Lisa
    Jun 26, 2014
    Reflecting on my reading year 2016, I came to think of books that have meant a lot to me over the past decades, and the first one that came to my mind was Gombrich?s excellent introduction to art history. I will have to go back twenty years, half my life, to the year 1996. I am t...
  • Ezgi
    Dec 02, 2016
    Yedi yz sayfal?k bu ba?yap?t hakk?nda konu?mak kolay de?il. Lokasyon de?i?ikli?i sebebiyle aylarca okuyamad?m; insan?n yan?nda ta??mas? iin de a??rl??? pek makul olan bir kitap olmad???ndan bitirmem uzun srd. Kitab?n en nemli zelli?i gidip bu eser...
  • Luís C.
    Aug 20, 2014
    What a monument! I'm not a regular in the history of art, but I wanted to throw myself still in this reading. Much good has taken me, it took me a few weeks to deal with them, but I do not regret it! Are discussed painting, drawing, sculpture and even architecture, since the earliest h...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Sep 01, 2016
    Gombrich's Story of Art is a great survey (western-oriented however) of art for those who wish to know the big names and get familiar with some of the more common works. He covers all the various periods in a sufficient amount of detail without sounding pedantic or academic which is a ...