Story Of Art
"Gombrich (1909-2001) had a gift for clear, conversational language, a narrative approach, and an interest in pop culture--he even included mass media and cartoons in The Story of Art. The book, which receives high praise in the CAA report [a recent assessment of art history textbooks by the College Art Associat...more
Antefatto: al Liceo, in un impeto autonomista, la mia professoressa di disegno decise di saltare il programma triennale di storia dell'arte, consentendomi di beneficiare di cinque anni di proiezioni ortogonali (ricalcate alla finestra dalle tavole altrui).
Questo era l'alibi.
Fino ai 30 anni circa non mi sono mai molto interessato d'arte, fino a un ponte del Primo Maggio trascorso tra Siena e Arezzo. Da lì, resomi conto di quel che mi ero perso, ho cominciato...more
Othewise, this makes a nice commentary on Western Art. It's enthusiastic and reads like a "story."
The book’s 600 pages contain at least as many photographs, mostly of paintings, and about half of those figures are full-page (including a few fold-outs [ooh la la:]). The text is written simply – without...more
E. M. Gombrich
I was attracted to this beautiful little book in Waterstones; its wafer thin, smooth bible pages, section of over 400 rich colour plates and stylish, minimal cover design. I was also feeling a pang of guilt for not shopping in bookshops anymore because Amazon is so easy and cheap. Walking through a bookstore, perusing books and judging them by there covers, is a real pleasure and one we will be denied access to as everybody shops online, I am pretty sure we will se...more
The reproductions are exquisite in colour and detail, and of course it can be dipped into at leisure and as the mood takes. The Italian Renaissance is comprehensively covered.
I wanted to buy this book several years ago but thought £25 was a bit steep, then found it last year on sale in Central Lon...more
Dicho sea esto, te lucís como el mejor sintetizador de la visión europea del arte en 1950. Quien quiera entender los movimientos posmodernos (su suceso entre los críticos y coleccionistas; la falta de interés en y de la sociedad civil), encontrará en Ernst un interlocutor bien formado y característico de la época.
So with that shamef...more
Gombrich's The Story of Art is a masterful story of the main works and styles of art, from 30,000 BC until the 20th century. (The 16th edition includes material from up to around the late 1980s, in terms of art critique, and early 1970s, in terms of artworks.) The book...more
In my opinion, the book is fabulously readable for two reasons: Every piece of art mentioned is shown in the book beside the text and the author avoids "pretentious...more
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Since reading this book I have taken up painting myself as well as regularly going to art galleries and museums.
Having said all this, the book can be a bit dry sometimes and you can feel...more
I was fascinated from the start, and a relatively considerable proportion of Gombrich's wisdom has stayed with me. Naturally the presumption to offer a monolithic story of art is absurd - but this particular story is well worth sharing.
I devoured the book years ago, when studying at the Art Academy.
for those who are not into art, or think they are not interested in art..it will make you love it!
and it will teach you from the very beginning how to see "the mind" of the artist in the creation..
Still, up to and including the beginning of the 20th Century, it's a fascinating read, and contains a wonderful history that charts most of the major movements and gives a great overview of how different sections of west...more
Personalisht leximi i tij me kenaqi e me shplodhi si te thuash duke qene dhe njekohesisht shume edukativ. Me pelqejn sidomos kapitujt mbi Rilindjen Italiane, periudha qe me mire mendoj i pershtatet emertimit "Artet e b...more
To trochę skrajne, ale czasami wydaje mi się, że zastosowanie brzytwy Ockhama w praktyce w stosunku do książek mogłoby przynieść całkiem niezłe efekty. Zamiast miliona albumowych wydawnictw, szkiców oraz antologii, setek wariacji tych samych twierdzeń – tylko jedna-dwie pozycje o statusie biblii na dziedzinę. Moja lista propozycji jest na razie bardzo krótka: Film Art. An Introduction, Elementarz stylu w typografii, Biologia, Literatura europejska i łacińskie średniowiecze...more