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Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans) 1909-2001

Works: 1,200 works in 5,167 publications in 21 languages and 59,590 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Essays  Biography  Art  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Collector, Correspondent, Redactor, Contributor, wpr, Interviewer, Recipient, Inscriber, 070, zxx
Classifications: N5300, 709
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The story of art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

762 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 10,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of art from primitive cave paintings to controversial works of the present day
Art and illusion; a study in the psychology of pictorial representation by E. H Gombrich( Book )

242 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered a great classic by all who seek for a meeting ground between science and the humanities, Art and Illusion examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day theories of visual perception information and learning. Searching for a rational explanation of the changing styles of art, Gombrich reexamines many ideas on the imitation of nature and the function of tradition. In testing his arguments he ranges over the history of art, noticing particularly the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks, and the visual discoveries of such masters as Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, as well as the impressionists and the cubists. Gombrich's triumph in Art and Illusion arises from the fact that his main concern is less with the artists than with ourselves, the beholders
A little history of the world by E. H Gombrich( Book )

163 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success. It is now available in eighteen languages across the world." "Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. A Little History of the World presents his lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time." "In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of humanity from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties."--Jacket
Symbolic images by E. H Gombrich( Book )

144 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These studies on the interpretation of images focus on the greatest artists of the Renaissance - notably Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo - and all reflect the author's concern with standards, values and problems of method
Norm and form : studies in the art of the Renaissance by E. H Gombrich( Book )

102 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medici - Patron of art - Theory of art - Mannerism - Raphael - Leonardo da Vinci - Mannerism - Renaissance and Golden Age - Reynold's theory and practice of imitation
The sense of order : a study in the psychology of decorative art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

76 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the psychology of decorative design and the creation and function of formal orders concentrating on problems of decorative theory, visual perception, and the symbolism of design
Meditations on a hobby horse, and other essays on the theory of art. With 140 illus by E. H Gombrich( Book )

93 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prompted by modern critical discussions, the fourteen papers, lectures and articles assembled in this volume revolve around issues raised by twentieth-century art and theory."--Amazon
Art, perception and reality by E. H Gombrich( Book )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image and the eye : further studies in the psychology of pictorial representation by E. H Gombrich( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays on the psychology of pictorial representation form a companion volume to the author's influential "Art and Illusion". Writing on the central problems of perspective, on visual discoveries in art, on the representationf movement, expression, gesture and action, on the role of visual images in communication, on standards of truth in representation, Professor Gombrich combines the insights of the art historian with the rigorous approach of the experimental psychologist. In these complementary essays the fruitful dialogue between art history and science is continued, with the author's characteristic wisdom, enthusiasm and clarity
The heritage of Apelles : studies in the art of the Renaissance by E. H Gombrich( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the classical tradition and its importance in Renaissance art - Light, form and texture in fifteenth-century painting north and south of the Alps - Leonardo da Vinci's method of analysis and permutation - Niccolo Niccoli- Filippo Brunelleschi
Illusion in nature and art by R. L Gregory( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New light on old masters by E. H Gombrich( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideals and idols : essays on values in history and in art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The preference for the primitive : episodes in the history of western taste and art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This book, the last to be completed by the author, is a study of a recurring phenomenon in the history of changing taste in the visual arts, namely the feeling that older and less sophisticated (i.e. 'primitive') works are somehow morally and aesthetically superior to later works that have become soft and decadent. In his first narrative work for over twenty years, Gombrich traces this idea back to classical antiquity and links it both with Cicero's observation that over-indulgence of the senses leads to a feeling of disgust, and with the profoundly influential metaphor comparing the development of art to that of a living organism. Like an organism, art grows to maturity, then decays and dies, and successive generations of artists and critics have preferred the strength, nobility and sincerity of earlier styles to the more refined later styles with their corrupting and meretricious appeal to the senses. Summing up more than forty years of study and reflection on this theme, the book presents a closely argued narrative supported by extensive quotations that document with precision the role of authors, critics and artists in shaping and changing opinion. After reviewing the classical authors whose writings largely set the terms of the debate, Gombrich then charts its progress from its revival in the eighteenth century, documenting the often subtle shifts of taste and judgment that frequently focus on the pivotal role of Raphael in the history of taste. In the final chapters he turns to the truly revolutionary primitivism of the twentieth century, analyzing the momentous shifts of taste of which he was himself an eyewitness. Important both as a personal testament and as a documentary anthology, this long-awaited book fittingly provides a deep and revealing insight into the history and psychology of taste
The essential Gombrich : selected writings on art and culture by E. H Gombrich( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the extent that any art historian becomes "famous," Sir Ernst Gombrich is the most famous art historian in the world. He is the author of the seminal work The Story of Art, a staunch champion of the traditional canon, and a perceptive analyst of artistry and illusion. This massive collection includes essays, excerpts from the groundbreaking Art and Illusion, autobiographical notes, and reflections on artists from Raphael to Saul Steinberg. Gombrich is not a modernist, and he has been criticized for his misunderstanding of abstract painting; but his conceptions of art encompass modern psychology and history, the study of gesture and ornament, and the social history of art. Above all, Gombrich stands against sweeping generalizations, maintaining that works of art "are not the results of some mysterious activity, but objects made by human beings for human beings."
Legend, myth, and magic in the image of the artist : a historical experiment by Ernst Kris( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the stereotyped anecdotes and legends from all cultures and time periods surrounding the artist and artistic creativity
The uses of images : studies in the social function of art and visual communication by E. H Gombrich( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume of essays Professor Gombrich takes up and develops themes that have long preoccupied him in his study of visual imagery of all kinds. Central to these essays is a consuming interest in the functions of images, and how these functions - and the images - change over time."--Jacket
Aby Warburg: an intellectual biography by E. H Gombrich( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes : interpreters of our cultural tradition by E. H Gombrich( Book )

20 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics of our time : twentieth-century issues in learning and in art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short articles, lectures etc
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The story of art
Art and illusion; a study in the psychology of pictorial representationA little history of the worldSymbolic imagesNorm and form : studies in the art of the RenaissanceThe sense of order : a study in the psychology of decorative artMeditations on a hobby horse, and other essays on the theory of art. With 140 illusArt, perception and realityThe image and the eye : further studies in the psychology of pictorial representation
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Ernestus Gombrich

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Ernst Gombrich Brits kunsthistoricus (1909-2001)

Ernst Gombrich historiador del arte austriaco

Ernst Gombrich österreichischer Kunsthistoriker, der am Warburg Institute in London wirkte

Ernst Gombrich Rakouský historik umění

Ernst Gombrich storico dell'arte austriaco

Ernst H. Gombrich

Ernst Hans Gombrich

Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

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ארנסט גומבריך

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גומבריך, ארנסט הנס יוסף 1909-2001

إرنست غومبريتش

ارنست قامبریچ

ارنست گامبریچ

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곰브리치, E.H. 1909-2001

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贡布里希 1909-2001