The Story of Art

Author: Ernst H. Gombrich

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781627652018

Category: Art

Page: 1046

View: 9557

Combining text with hundreds of full-colour illustrations, this book traces the history of art in an unfolding narrative, from primitive cave paintings to modern controversial art works.

The Story of Art, Luxury Edition

Author: E H Gombrich

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714872155

Category: Art

Page: 688

View: 4704

Exquisite cloth-bound edition of the classic art-history text – the perfect gift for every art connoisseur and student For more than 60 years Ernst Gombrich's The Story of Art has been a global bestseller – with more than 8 million copies sold – the perfect introduction to art history, from the earliest cave paintings to art of the twentieth century, a masterpiece of clarity and personal insight. This classic book is currently in its 16th edition and has been translated into more than 30 languages, and published in numerous formats and editions. Now, for the first time, this Luxury Edition is the ultimate gift purchase for all art lovers – a perfect keepsake to treasure, and to inspire future generations.

The Preference for the Primitive

Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art

Author: E.H. Gombrich

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714846323

Category: Art

Page: 324

View: 489

Available in paperback for the first time, Professor Gombrich’s highly-acclaimed last book offers a revealing insight into the history and psychology of taste. The Preference for the Primitive is a study of the idea that older and less sophisticated (‘primitive’) works are somehow morally and aesthetically superior to later works that have become soft and decadent. Summing up more than 40 years of study and reflection on this theme, this 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.

The Essential Gombrich

Author: Richard Woodfield

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714834870

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 6021

An accessible selection of Professor Gombrich's best and most characteristic writing.

The Short Story of Art

A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679686

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 2776

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.

Art, Perception, and Reality

Author: E. H. Gombrich,Julian Hochberg,Max Black

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801815522

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 3781

Explores questions relating to the nature of representation in art. It asks how we recognize likeness in caricatures or portraits, for instance, and presents the conflicting arguments and opinions of an art historian, a psychologist and a philosopher.

Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476702608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 8106

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

When Books Went to War

The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

Author: Molly Guptill Manning

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544535022

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7865

Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.

A Nest for Celeste

A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home

Author: Henry Cole

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4053

A beautifully illustrated novel about a mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her search for home. Beneath the crackled and faded painting of a horse, underneath the worn and dusty floorboards of the dining room, lives Celeste, a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger—and love—unlike any she's ever imagined. She dodges a hungry cat and witnesses the brutality of hunting for the first time. She makes friends with a singing thrush named Cornelius, a talkative osprey named Lafayette, and Joseph, Audubon's young apprentice. All the while, Celeste is looking for a new home. Is her home in the toe of a worn boot? Nestled in Joseph's pocket? Or in the dollhouse in the attic, complete with mouse-size furniture perfect for Celeste? In the end, Celeste discovers that home is really the place deep inside her heart, where friendships live.


The Whole Story

Author: Stephen Farthing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500294468


Page: 576

View: 4703

Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context. Masterpieces that epitomize each period or movement are highlighted and analysed in detail. Everything from use of colour and visual metaphors to technical innovations is explained, enabling you to interpret the meanings of world-famous masterpieces - Mughal miniatures; Japanese prints in the 19th century; the colour theories behind Seurat's remarkable La Grande Jatte; and why Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was so shocking in its day.

Art and Illusion

A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation

Author: E.H. Gombrich

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714842080

Category: Art

Page: 412

View: 3368

Described by Kenneth Clark as 'one of the most brilliant books of art criticism that I have ever read', Art and Illusion is a classic study of image-making. It seeks to answer a simple question: why is there such a thing as style? The question may be simple but there is no easy answer, and Professor Gombrich's brilliant and wide-ranging exploration of the history and psychology of pictorial representation leads him into countless crucial areas. Gombrich examines, questions and re-evaluates old and new ideas on such matters as the imitation of nature, the function of tradition, the problem of abstraction, the validity of perspective and the interpretation of expression: all of which reveal that pictorial representation is far from being a straightforward matter. First published more than 40 years ago, Art and Illusion has lost none of its vitality and importance. In applying the findings of experimental science to a nuanced understanding of art and in tackling complex ideas and theoretical issues, Gombrich is rigorous. Yet he always retains a sense of wonder at the inexhaustible capacity of the human brain, and at the subtlety of the relationships involved in seeing the world and in making and seeing art. With profound knowledge and his exceptional gift for clear exposition, he advances each argument as an hypothesis to be tested. The problems of representation are forever fundamental to the history of art: Art and Illusion remains an essential text for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of art. For the sixth edition Professor Gombrich has written an entirely new 12-page preface, in which he makes use of the distinction between an image and a sign, so as to clarify his intentions in writing the book in the first place.

The Story of San Michele

Author: Axel Munthe

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518331734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 599

View: 2694

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. Axel Munthe was a Swedish physician and psychiatrist best known for his autobiography The Story of San Michele.The book was an immediate best-seller and remains popular today.

A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300213972

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4240

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

10,000 Years of Art

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714849690

Category: Art

Page: 544

View: 1935

Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.

The Story of Little Black Sambo

Author: Helen Bannerman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0397300069

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 6862

The jolly and exciting tale of the little boy who lost his red coat and his blue trousers and his purple shoes but who was saved from the tigers to eat 169 pancakes for his supper, has been universally loved by generations of children. First written in 1899, the story has become a childhood classic and the authorized American edition with the original drawings by the author has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Little Black Sambo is a book that speaks the common language of all nations, and has added more to the joy of little children than perhaps any other story. They love to hear it again and again; to read it to themselves; to act it out in their play.

Art Theory for Beginners

Author: Richard Osborne,Dan Sturgis,Natalie Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934389478

Category: Art

Page: 187

View: 3501

The author of Philosophy For Beginners surveys major historical and current debates on art while explaining the interaction between theory and practice, in a reference that covers topics ranging from Paleolithic cave-painting to the contributions of philosophers and theorists. Original.

The Angel in My Pocket

A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

Author: Sukey Forbes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 9628

A woman born to privilege as part of a well-known New England family discusses how she learned to live again after losing her young daughter to a rare genetic disease and found ways to reconnect with her in the afterlife through clairvoyants.

Seasons They Change

The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk

Author: Jeanette Leech

Publisher: Jawbone Press

ISBN: 1906002320

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 3072

Exploring the careers of the original wave of artists and their contemporary equivalents, Leech tells the story of acid and psychedelic folk recording artists from the 1960s to the present day.

Just Kids

Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747568766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4136

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe