The Story of Art

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Prentice-Hall, 1995 - 688 páginas
Renowned not only as the best concise introduction to art history, but also as a classic of art historical literature, this book reflects the vast knowledge, insights, and expertise of one of this century's greatest art historians and thinkers. Extensively illustrated, it treats the history of art -- both chronologically and geographically -- as a continuous unfolding story. Offers a vivid, enthusiastic, and interpretive narrative" written in direct, straightforward language -- with technical terms always explained when they are introduced. KEY TOPICS: " Focuses on the most significant works of Western art. Considers each work of art in its context: shows how art reflects the historical setting, the artist's intentions, and the values of that civilization, and how each artist built upon, or sometimes reacted against, the style of his/her predecessors. Contains chronological charts, maps, "and notes on art books. Illustrates all works that are discussed. Features a new design--with each illustration appearing on the same spread as the narrative that discusses it.

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Comentário do usuário  - David Hovland - Goodreads

The Story of Art is an excellent introduction to many eras and styles of art - it's far-ranging! The photographs are quite good. Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - Zoe - Goodreads

I'm reading this for one of my courses this semester. Loving it so far, especially how the author illustrates each point with an illustration. More later! Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (1995)

Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's books on art and art history have sold as well as some works of fiction. One of his most popular titles is The Story of Art, which has been translated into 18 languages and sold more than two million copies. Other titles are; Looking for Answers: Conversations on Art and Science (with Didier Eribon), Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art, and Gombrich on Art and Psychology. His numerous awards include the Erasmus Prize in 1975, the Hegel Prize in 1976, and the International Balzan Prize in 1985. He holds honorary degrees from various universities, among them Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and from the Royal College of Art (London), 1981.

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