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The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich

The Story Of Art
E. H. Gombrich

The Story of Art is a famous book at that time. This book is written by Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich and published by Phaidon Publishers.

AuthorE. H. Gombrich
File TypePDF
Released Date1951
File Size46.5 MB

The Story of Art was written for young readers. And young readers are gratefully accepted and make it the best-selling art book of all time.

Sample text from the book: (Auto-generated text)


On Art and Artists 

T here really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists. Once these were men who took coloured earth and roughed out the forms of a bison on the wall of a cave; today they buy their paints, and design posters for the Underground; they did many things in between. There is no harm in calling all these activities art as long as we keep in mind that such a word may mean very different things in different times and places, and as long as we realize that Art with a capital A has no existence. For Art with a capital A has come to be something of a bogey and a fetish. You may crush an artist by telling him that what he has just done may be quite good in its own way, only it is not ‘Art’. And you may confound anyone enjoying a picture by declaring that what he liked in it was not the Art but something different.

Book Summary: (Short)

The book has 27 chapters and each has its own taste and fragrant. The book is the collected information about art and its information. Also, this book briefly mentions the latest visual arts.

Geographically has some different artworks like in the 8th chapter the author focuses on Central European art. Chapter 24, describes art in central England, France, and America.

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