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The Story of Art

£14.99

Product description

Here is a vivid, lucid picture of a complex but fascinating story - that of art as a coherent and intelligible epic of human endeavour. The newcomer to the field will find it easy in a stimulating introduction to the great periods of our artistic heritage. The art lover may experience the even greater joy of rediscovering the world's famous masterpieces, which had theatened to become stale through over-familiarity, and of seeing favourite buildings and paintings in a fresh and unexpected historical perspective. Although the book has toned text block edges and a severely worn dust jacket with tears to the top where it covers the book's spine the block is tight, the fascinating information within is profusely illustrated, the majority in clear b/w plates, also several in full colour; illustrations and photographs of art pieces date back to a time where the only art was found on cave walls and served a purpose for survival through communication.

Item details

Author(s):
E. H. Gombrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.7 x 25.5 cms
Edition:
1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
462
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Title:
The Story of Art

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About this item

Here is a vivid, lucid picture of a complex but fascinating story - that of art as a coherent and intelligible epic of human endeavour. The newcomer to the field will find it easy in a stimulating introduction to the great periods of our artistic heritage. The art lover may experience the even greater joy of rediscovering the world's famous masterpieces, which had theatened to become stale through over-familiarity, and of seeing favourite buildings and paintings in a fresh and unexpected historical perspective. Although the book has toned text block edges and a severely worn dust jacket with tears to the top where it covers the book's spine the block is tight, the fascinating information within is profusely illustrated, the majority in clear b/w plates, also several in full colour; illustrations and photographs of art pieces date back to a time where the only art was found on cave walls and served a purpose for survival through communication.

Author(s):
E. H. Gombrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.7 x 25.5 cms
Edition:
1954
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
462
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Title:
The Story of Art

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