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The story of art

Author: E H Gombrich
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 16th ed. rev., expanded, and redesignedView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Gombrich, E.H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001.
Story of art.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1995
(OCoLC)741739612
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E H Gombrich
ISBN: 0134401999 9780134401997
OCLC Number: 34705214
Notes: "North American educational ed."--Copr. page.
Description: 688 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 Netherlands, 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, American 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.
Responsibility: E.H. Gombrich.

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