The Story of Art / Edition 5

The Story of Art / Edition 5

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by Ernest Hans Gombrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138498520

ISBN-13: 9780138498528

Pub. Date: 10/28/1989

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of…  See more details below

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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 half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds 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 this new, compact edition The Story of Art has been completely redesigned, giving a fresh perspective to Gombrich's well-loved text. The illustrations, collected together in a separate section towards the back of the book for easy reference, vividly illustrate the lively and engaging narrative and are in colour throughout.

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 pocket edition is no exception, combining smoothly flowing text with a clear, simple design in a convenient and accessible format. The new edition allows this classic work to continue its triumphant progress for another generation, and to remain the title of first choice for all newcomers to art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138498528
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Edition description:
15th ed., enl. and rev
Pages:
560

Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction: On art and artists15
1Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America39
2Art for Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete55
3The Great Awakening: Greece, seventh to fifth century BC75
4The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD99
5World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD117
6A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteenth century133
7Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, second to thirteenth century143
8Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, sixth to eleventh century157
9The Church Militant: The twelfth century171
10The Church Triumphant: The thirteenth century185
11Courtiers and Burghers: The fourteenth century207
12The Conquest of Reality: The early fifteenth century223
13Tradition and Innovation I: The later fifteenth century in Italy247
14Tradition and Innovation II: The fifteenth century in the North269
15Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century287
16Light and Colour: Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century325
17The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherland, early sixteenth century341
18A Crisis of Art: Europe, later sixteenth century361
19Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century387
20The Mirror of Nature: Holland, seventeenth century413
21Power and Glory I: Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries435
22Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries447
23The Age of Reason: England and France, eighteenth century457
24The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries475
25Permanent Revolution: The nineteenth century499
26In Search of New Standards: The late nineteenth century535
27Experimental Art: The first half of the twentieth century557
28A Story Without End
The triumph of Modernism599
Another turning of the tide618
The changing past626
A note on art books638
Chronological charts655
Maps664
List of illustrations by location670
Index and glossary674
Acknowledgements687

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