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 the This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experim...

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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

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  • Namrirru
    Jul 12, 2007
    The title of this book should be "The Story of Western Art," because that is what 95% of this book is. Western Art. The "Primitive Art," "Looking Eastwards" and "Modernism" section are an insult and should have been left out of the text along with his random snide comments. Othewis...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Mar 24, 2009
    The story of Art, Ernst Hans Gombrich (1909 - 2001) The Story of Art, by E. H. Gombrich, is a survey of the history of art from ancient times to the modern era. First published in 1950 by Phaidon, the book is widely regarded both as a seminal work of criticism and as one of the most a...
  • 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 ...
  • Ryan
    Aug 20, 2009
    This well-composed book was a pleasure to read. And as far as introducing the history of art, it is exactly what I was looking for;beautifulphotographs,lucid descriptions, no jargon, nopretension. I recommend that you read the short preface and first chapter, and I bet that you...
  • David
    Aug 23, 2010
    I thumbed through a much older (perhaps first) edition of this book when I was away from home and looking for something to read. I was immediately hooked by Gombrich's enthusiastic writing. When I returned home, I was extremely pleased to find that the latest edition was lavishly illus...
  • 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...
  • David
    Nov 11, 2009
    This is a thick and tremendously heavy book, but only physically heavy, and Gombrich is far from thick in his treatment of art down the ages. Read it lying face-down on the floor. Use it as a door-stop. The reproductions are exquisite in colour and detail, and of course it can be di...
  • 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...
  • Rosenkavalier
    Dec 17, 2013
    Autodidatti di tutto il mondo, uniamoci Antefatto: al Liceo, in un impeto autonomista, la mia professoressa di disegno decise di saltare il programma triennale di storia dell'arte, consentendomi di beneficiare di cinque anni di proiezioni ortogonali (ricalcate alla finestra dalle ta...
  • Procyon Lotor
    Jan 27, 2014
    Divulgazione per tutti Un ottimo libro che permette e ha permesso a moltissimi di farsi un'idea sull'oggetto. Praticamente privo di snobismo ed elucubrazioni fumose quanto dubbie. Appare di prima lettura un po' cagionevole sull'arte moderna e contemporanea; a parer mio no. L'effe...
  • Beth Shapeero
    May 15, 2011
    The Storey of Art E. M. Gombrich I was attracted to this beautiful little book in Waterstones; its wafer thin, smooth bible pages, section of over 400 rich colour plates and stylish, minimal cover design. I was also feeling a pang of guilt for not shopping in bookshops anymore be...
  • Michael Kotsarinis
    Nov 19, 2015
    4.5/5 ? ??????? ????? ??? ???? ?? ???????, ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ?? ?????????? ???, ??? ??????? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ????????. ???? ?? ????? ??????????, ????????...
  • Cinnamon Spark
    Aug 23, 2018
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  • Morgane
    Jul 21, 2012
    First, the obvious flaws. This was originally written in 1950 by a white European man. It has all the biases you'd expect: referring to certain cultures as "primitive"; largely glossing over any art outside Europe; always defaulting to the male pronoun and in fact only naming one (**ON...
  • Erdinç
    Jan 29, 2016
    Alanla ilgili nl ve gerekten temel say?labilecek bir al??ma. Akla esti?inde, ara ara bak?lacak bir eser de?il de, isminde de belirtildi?i ?ekilde yksel yan? olan, ba?tan sona h?zla ve merakla okunabilecek bir kitap. Kitaptan pek ok not ald?m, pek ok yeni ?e...
  • Claudia
    Jul 19, 2012
    Gombrich, yo soy tu fan, pero este pedazo de manual nunca fue La Historia del Arte. Dicho sea esto, te lucs como el mejor sintetizador de la visin europea del arte en 1950. Quien quiera entender los movimientos posmodernos (su suceso entre los crticos y coleccionistas; la falta ...
  • Νόρα
    Jan 04, 2016
    ??? ?? ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ?????????? ???.???? ?? ????????? ?????? ??? ??? ????? ????? ??? ??? ?????,???? ??? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ??????.??? ...
  • Nikoleta
    Sep 14, 2013
    ??? ?????????? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ??? ??????. ????? ?????????, ??? ????? ??????? ??????, ?? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ???, ?? ?...
  • Roy Lotz
    Jun 03, 2013
    I should preface everything I say with a general caveat: I am a novice in the world of art, which is the reason I picked up this book in the first place. Although I often drew as a child, I was more interested in schematic, technical drawings than anything you could call ?art?. And...
  • Leila
    May 11, 2017
    ????? ???? ?????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ?????? ???? ?? ?? ??????? ??? ??? ? ????? ?? ???? ?? ????? ??? ?? ??? ???? ??? ???? ?? ?? ?? ...
  • Vasilis Manias
    Mar 10, 2014
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  • Sepide Fallah
    Aug 04, 2014
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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...
  • Mary-jane
    Jun 07, 2017
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  • محمد فرد
    Jun 08, 2015
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  • 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 ...
  • Arybo ✨
    Jul 09, 2018
    Italian/English review ?? Non perfetto, ha una visione prettamente occidentale, con qualche incursione nel mondo asiatico, africano e sudamericano. D?altra parte, lo stesso Gombrich spiega che non ha potuto inserire tutti i suoi ambiti di interesse in un volume che, nono...
  • صان
    Mar 02, 2016
    ???????. ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??????? ??????? ??????? ????????? ??????? ???????? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????????. ??? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ?...