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The Story of Art by E.H. Gombrich
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Nov 11, 2009

it was amazing

This is a thick and tremendously heavy book, but only physically heavy, and Gombrich is far from thick in his treatment of art down the ages. Read it lying face-down on the floor. Use it as a door-stop.

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 London at half price and could no longer resist.
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David So you read big books standing up?


David slightly excessive reaction to a personal preference.


Miquel Reina Yes, I think that is a must-have book all we should have at home! ;)


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