Story of Art

ISBN-10: 0714847038

ISBN-13: 9780714847030

Edition: 16th (Revised)

Authors: E. H. Gombrich

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List price: $24.95
Edition: 16th
Publisher: Phaidon Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1064
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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.

Introduction: On Art and Artists
Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and Primitive Peoples; Ancient America
Art for Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete
The Great Awakening: Greece, Seventh to Fifth Century BC
The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek World, Fourth Century BC to First Century AD
World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, First to Fourth Century AD
A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, Fifth to Thirteenth Century
Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, Second to Thirteenth Century
Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, Sixth to Eleventh Century
The Church Militant: The Twelfth Century
The Church Triumphant: The Thirteenth Century
Courtiers and Burghers: The Fourteenth Century
The Conquest of Reality: The Early Fifteenth Century
Tradition and Innovation I: The Later Fifteenth Century in Italy
Tradition and Innovation II: The Fifteenth Century in the North
Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, Early Sixteenth Century
Light and Colour: Venice and Northern Italy, Early Sixteenth Century
The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherlands, Early Sixteenth Century
A Crisis of Art: Europe, Later Sixteenth Century
Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, First Half of the Seventeenth Century
The Mirror of Nature: Holland, Seventeenth Century
Power and Glory I: Italy, Later Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries
The Age of Reason: England and France, Eighteenth Century
The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Permanent Revolution: The Nineteenth Century
In Search of New Standards: The Late Nineteenth Century
Experimental Art: The First Half of the Twentieth Century
A Story without End: The Triumph of Modernism
Another Turning of the Tide
The Changing Past
A Note on Art Books
Chronological Charts
List of Illustrations by Location
Index and Glossary
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