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The story of art

Author: E H Gombrich
Publisher: Oxford : Phaidon, ©1989.
Series: Patricia Gidoomal Art & Art History Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th ed., enl. and revView all editions and formats
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This is an enlarged and updated introduction to the entire history of artistic creation from prehistoric paintings to the many varied experiments of our own time. It contains additional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gombrich, E.H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001.
Story of art.
Oxford : Phaidon, ©1989
(OCoLC)649502466
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E H Gombrich
ISBN: 0714825832 9780714825830 0714825840 9780714825847 0138498946 9780138498948
OCLC Number: 60070288
Notes: Previous edition: 1984.
Description: xii, 546 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: On art and artists --
1. Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America --
2. Art for Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete --
3. The Great Awakening: Greece, seventh to fifth century BC --
4. The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD --
5. World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD --
6. A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteenth century --
7. Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, second to thirteenth century --
8. Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, sixth to eleventh century --
9. The Church Militant: The twelfth century --
10. The Church Triumphant: The thirteenth century --
11. Courtiers and Burghers: The fourteenth century --
12. The Conquest of Reality: The early fifteenth century --
13. Tradition and Innovation I: The later fifteenth century in Italy --
14. Tradition and Innovation II: The fifteenth century in the North --
15. Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century --
16. Light and Colour: Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century --
17. The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherland, early sixteenth century --
18. A Crisis of Art: Europe, later sixteenth century --
19. Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century --
20. The Mirror of Nature: Holland, seventeenth century --
21. Power and Glory I: Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
22. Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries --
23. The Age of Reason: England and France, eighteenth century --
24. The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries --
25. Permanent Revolution: The nineteenth century --
26. In Search of New Standards: The late nineteenth century --
27. Experimental Art: The first half of the twentieth century --
28. A Story Without End --
The triumph of Modernism --
Another turning of the tide --
The changing past --
A note on art books --
Chronological charts --
Maps --
List of illustrations by location --
Index and glossary --
Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Patricia Gidoomal Art & Art History Collection.
Responsibility: E.H. Gombrich.

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