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The Story of Art, 16th Edition

The Story of Art, 16th Edition
Your Price: $45.00 CDN
Author: E.H. Gombrich
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 688
Pub. Date: 1995
Edition: 16th
ISBN-10: 0714832472
ISBN-13: 9780714832470
About the Book:

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 backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one 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 illustration, now in colour throughout, have all been improved and include six fold-outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant 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 respects 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 tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.

440 illustrations, 376 in colour

What people say:

"Almost as well known as the Mona Lisa, Sir Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art unites learning and pleasure." - Pierre Rosenberg, Président-Directeur, Musée du Louvre, Paris

"Like every art historian of my generation, my way of thinking about pictures has been in large measure shaped by Ernst Gombrich. I was 15 when I read The Story of Art and like millions since, I felt I had been given a map of a great country, and with it the confidence to explore further without fear of being overwhelmed." - Neil MacGregor, former Director of the National Gallery, London

"The country's bestselling book on art, never out of print, still in demand" - The Times

About the Author:

Ernst Gombrich (1909 - 2001) born in Vienna, came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he eventually became Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous international honours, including knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes. He was one of the greatest and least conventional art historians of his age, achieving fame and distinction in three separate spheres: as a scholar, as a popularizer of art, and as a pioneer of the application of the psychology of perception to the study of art. His best-known book, The Story of Art - first published over 50 years ago and now in its sixteenth edition - is one of the most influential books ever written about art.