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Meditations on a Hobby Horse and Other Essays on the Theory of Art

Gombrich, Ernst H.

Published by Phaidon Press Ltd, London and New York, 1971
ISBN 10: 0714812587 / ISBN 13: 9780714812588
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Title: Meditations on a Hobby Horse and Other ...

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd, London and New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B&W Photos and Illustrations

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 2nd Edition.


Fine grey cloth in fine dust wrapper. sm 4to 252 pgs. Index and bibliographical note. Size: Sm 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 014754

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Synopsis: Prompted by modern critical discussions, the fourteen papers, lectures and articles assembled in this volume revolve around issues raised by twentieth-century art and theory.

About the Author: 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.

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