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This is an enlarged and updated introduction to the entire history of artistic creation from prehistoric paintings to the many varied experiments of our own time. It contains additional illustrations, revised chronological charts and an expanded note on art books.
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'a book to slip into your pocket and dip into on a journey. It remains a delight to read.'
The Good Book Guide
'... beautifully designed'
Frank Whitford, The Sunday Times
'Anyone looking for the most readable survey of the history of art from the [sic] cave paintings to the 20th century should buy the new, beautifully produced pocket edition of The Story of Art, still one of the great classics of art criticism.'
'Phaidon, the book's publisher, has managed to give downsizing a good name by printing 'Story of Art' in a pocket edition...the pleasing proportions of this edition are a marvel of compactness.’
The Boston Globe
'There is something seductive about holding all of art history in one hand, and the designers have pulled it off.'
Art and Auction
Sir Ernst Gombrich's (1909–2001) standing in the world of art and his popularity with experts and a vast general readership alike remain unrivalled. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and many titles have become classics. Ernst Gombrich was born in Vienna and came to England in 1936. He spent the larger part of his working life at the University of London's Warburg Institute, where he was Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. His 'retirement' saw the publication of numerous books, reviews and articles, and the conferring of many international honours, including a knighthood and the Order of Merit. In 1994 the city of Frankfurt awarded him the Goethe Prize. His bestselling book The Story of Art, first published over fifty years ago, continues to delight and inform students of art around the world. Professor Gombrich's books are models of good art-historical writing, and reflect his deep and abiding concern with the standards and values of our cultural heritage.
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Book Description PHAIDON PRESS, 1999. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-0714825840
Book Description PHAIDON PRESS, 1999. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # XCG1--021