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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 color 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."
From the Back Cover: The Story of Art is one of the most famous and popular books on art ever published. For 45 years it has remained unrivalled as an introduction to the whole subject, from the earliest cave paintings to the experimental art of today. Readers of all ages and backgrounds throughout the world have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating directly his own deep love of the works of art he describes. The Story of Art owes its lasting popularity to the directness and simplicity of the writing, and also the author's skill in presenting a clear narrative. He describes his aim as 'to bring some intelligible order into the wealth of names, periods and styles which crowd the pages of more ambitious works', and using his insight into the psychology of the visual arts, he makes us see the history of art as 'a continuous weaving and changing of traditions in which each work refers to the past and points to the future', 'a living chain that still links our own time with the Pyramid age'. In its new format, the 16th edition of this classic work is set to continue its triumphant progress for future generations and to remain the first choice for all newcomers to art.
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Book Description Phaidon Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0714832472
Book Description Phaidon, London, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 15th Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 007610
Book Description Phaidon Press, 1995. Book Condition: Good. 16 Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP13591993
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Book Description Phaidon Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 16th Revised ed.. Clean sturdy copy. light wear to edges and corners. Bookseller Inventory # Sq5374
Book Description Phaidon Press. Book Condition: Very Good. Sorry, CD missing. Used - Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SD-53-B-2-0054
Book Description Phaidon Press, 2007. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. , 1700grams, ISBN:9780714832470. Bookseller Inventory # 6964211
Book Description Phaidon Press, 2007. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. , 1750grams, ISBN:9780714832470. Bookseller Inventory # 6872832
Book Description Phaidon Press 1995-04-09, 1995. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0714832472 Great used condition. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0714832472Z2