The Story of Art

The Story of Art

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This art history book, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.


For the first time in many years this art history book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in colour throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold-outs (including Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.


The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated (including Corot, Magritte and de Chirico). The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn.


This art history book has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much-loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic art history book continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.


This art history book is one of many art books available from the National Gallery.

Product Code 1015263
ISBN 9780714832470
b&W illustrations 64
colour illustrations 376
Format Paperback
GTIN 9780714832470
Pages 688
Published 1995
publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Dimensions 172 mm X 245 mm
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