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The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich

The Story of Art (1950)

by E. H. Gombrich

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É de índole conservadora, publicado pela primeira vez em 1950 e basicamente destinado a quem tenha pouco contato formal anterior com a história da arte. O gosto de Gombrich não se desvia do padrão, com um enfoque maior em arte medieval e especialmente Renascença.
O que o torna especial, pois? O autor prova que levar a arte a sério significa pensar noutras perspectivas - reais e virtuais, noutros estilos, noutras preocupações e noutro eventual modus operandi estético. Eis uma mensagem a ter-se em conta. ( )
  jgcorrea | Dec 29, 2018 |
Un libro da avere per chiunque sia interessato alla storia delle arti figurative. E anche per chi, non necessariamente interessato proprio a quello, voglia cominciare a "capire qualcosa" di ciò che vede nei musei e nelle gallerie d'arte. Un libro di facile prima-lettura che tuttavia si presta a riletture più approfondite e critiche senza perdere in godibilità. Gombrich è straordinario, tra le tante cose, nella capacità di dare una chiave di lettura e di sussumere tematiche e problemi trasversali a migliaia di anni di storia dell'arte. ( )
  Eva_Filoramo | May 3, 2018 |
It took me about a year to read this, but what a rush! It's only a shame that Gombrich is so bemused by more modern art, but then, aren't we all? ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
A clear tour of the history of art including ancient, through the advent of perspective and modern art. Full disclosure: So comprehensive it needs to be re-read. ( )
  ted_newell | Jun 20, 2015 |
Gombrich's "The Story of Art" takes on a very formidable challenge: to tell the history and story of art from its earlier inception thousands of years ago up to the present day (which for Gombrich was 1989). It helps that he does so with the help of colored reproductions of the art he highlights; "The Story of Art" has over 400 figures/pictures within.

Gombrich not only manages to succeed in telling the story of art, but he does so in an incredibly-accessible and lively manner. "The Story of Art" does not read like an academic tome (though it is as well researched as any!), nor does it require any prior knowledge. As such, it really does make an incredible introduction to the often-confusing and often-misrepresented world of fine art. ( )
  jasonli | May 9, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0714832472, Paperback)

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new "endings" have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including the medium and dimension of the works illustrated. Six fold-outs present selected large-scale works. They are: Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece", Leonardo's "Last Supper", Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Jackson Pollock's "One (Number 31, 1950)", Van der Weyden's "Descent from the Cross" and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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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 back-grounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, 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 colour 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 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 reaspects 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 for another generation and remains the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.ter s .… (more)

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0714832472, 0714847038, 071483355X

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