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Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans) 1909-2001

Works: 878 works in 4,241 publications in 23 languages and 56,041 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Essays  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, zxx, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Collaborator, Creator, Other, Collector, Redactor, Correspondent, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: N5300, 709
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The story of art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

693 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 10,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Story of Art is one of the most famous and popular books on art ever published. For 45 years it has remained unrivalled as an introduction to the whole subject, from the earliest cave paintings to the experimental art of today. Readers of all ages and backgrounds throughout the world have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating directly his own deep love of the works of art he describes." "The Story of Art owes its lasting popularity to the directness and simplicity of the writing, and also the author's skill in presenting a clear narrative. He describes his aim as 'to bring some intelligible order into the wealth of names, periods and styles which crowd the pages of more ambitious works', and using his insight into the psychology of the visual arts, he makes us see the history of art as 'a continuous weaving and changing of traditions in which each work refers to the past and points to the future', 'a living chain that still links our own time with the Pyramid age'. In its new format, the 16th edition of this classic work is set to continue its triumphant progress for future generations and to remain the first choice for all newcomers to art."--Jacket
Art and illusion; a study in the psychology of pictorial representation by E. H Gombrich( Book )

318 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered a great classic by all who seek for a meeting ground between science and the humanities, Art and Illusion examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day theories of visual perception information and learning. Searching for a rational explanation of the changing styles of art, Gombrich reexamines many ideas on the imitation of nature and the function of tradition. In testing his arguments he ranges over the history of art, noticing particularly the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks, and the visual discoveries of such masters as Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, as well as the impressionists and the cubists. Gombrich's triumph in Art and Illusion arises from the fact that his main concern is less with the artists than with ourselves, the beholders
Norm and form by E. H Gombrich( Book )

168 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medici - Patron of art - Theory of art - Mannerism - Raphael - Leonardo da Vinci - Mannerism - Renaissance and Golden Age - Reynold's theory and practice of imitation
A little history of the world by E. H Gombrich( Book )

168 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success. It is now available in eighteen languages across the world." "Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. A Little History of the World presents his lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time." "In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of humanity from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties."--Jacket
Symbolic images by E. H Gombrich( Book )

114 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These studies on the interpretation of images focus on the greatest artists of the Renaissance - notably Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo - and all reflect the author's concern with standards, values and problems of method
Meditations on a hobby horse, and other essays on the theory of art. With 140 illus by E. H Gombrich( Book )

110 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prompted by modern critical discussions, the fourteen papers, lectures and articles assembled in this volume revolve around issues raised by twentieth-century art and theory."--Amazon
The sense of order : a study in the psychology of decorative art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

68 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art, perception and reality by E. H Gombrich( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image and the eye : further studies in the psychology of pictorial representation by E. H Gombrich( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aby Warburg : an intellectual biography by E. H Gombrich( Book )

97 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst-, Bild- und Kulturwissenschaften schreiben sich Aby Warburg auf ihre Banner. Ohne sich um akademische Disziplinengrenzen zu kümmern, prägte er Begriffe und Konzepte von hoher Aktualität und bis heute grosser intellektueller Anregungskraft. Trotz seines gegenwärtigen Kultstatus werden Warburgs Schriften allerdings kaum gelesen. Perdita Rösch zeichnet daher anhand von Werkanalysen ein Portrait dieses Ausnahmewissenschaftlers und eröffnet Zugänge zu seinem Werk
Illusion in nature and art by R. L Gregory( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New light on old masters by E. H Gombrich( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideals and idols : essays on values in history and in art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Første gang i 1979
The preference for the primitive : episodes in the history of western taste and art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This book, the last to be completed by the author, is a study of a recurring phenomenon in the history of changing taste in the visual arts, namely the feeling that older and less sophisticated (i.e. 'primitive') works are somehow morally and aesthetically superior to later works that have become soft and decadent. In his first narrative work for over twenty years, Gombrich traces this idea back to classical antiquity and links it both with Cicero's observation that over-indulgence of the senses leads to a feeling of disgust, and with the profoundly influential metaphor comparing the development of art to that of a living organism. Like an organism, art grows to maturity, then decays and dies, and successive generations of artists and critics have preferred the strength, nobility and sincerity of earlier styles to the more refined later styles with their corrupting and meretricious appeal to the senses. Summing up more than forty years of study and reflection on this theme, the 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. After reviewing the classical authors whose writings largely set the terms of the debate, Gombrich then charts its progress from its revival in the eighteenth century, documenting the often subtle shifts of taste and judgment that frequently focus on the pivotal role of Raphael in the history of taste. In the final chapters he turns to the truly revolutionary primitivism of the twentieth century, analyzing the momentous shifts of taste of which he was himself an eyewitness. Important both as a personal testament and as a documentary anthology, this long-awaited book fittingly provides a deep and revealing insight into the history and psychology of taste
The uses of images : studies in the social function of art and visual communication by E. H Gombrich( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume of essays Professor Gombrich takes up and develops themes that have long preoccupied him in his study of visual imagery of all kinds. Central to these essays is a consuming interest in the functions of images, and how these functions - and the images - change over time."--Jacket
The essential Gombrich : selected writings on art and culture by E. H Gombrich( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tributes : interpreters of our cultural tradition by E. H Gombrich( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics of our time : twentieth-century issues in learning and in art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short articles, lectures etc
Reflections on the history of art : views and reviews by E. H Gombrich( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows : the depiction of cast shadows in Western art by E. H Gombrich( Book )

23 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast shadows have been exploited in art to enhance the impression of the surrounding light as well as that of the solidity of the casting objects. They can contribute to the mood of the scene, and can reveal the presence of features outside the space represented, but as Professor Gombrich points out, they appear only sporadicaly and have been more frequently ignored or suppressed in Western art. Gombrich touches on the ambiguous nature of shadows in myth, legend, and philosophy, and briefly analyses the factors governing their shape: the location and form of the light source, the shape of the illuminated object and that of the surface on which the shadow falls, and the position of the viewer. Early Renaissance painters such as Masaccio and Campin, intent on a faithful rendering of visual reality, did incorporate shadows in their art, but artists of Leonardo's time largely avoided painting them, and it was not until early in the seventeenth century that painters - particualrly Caravaggio and Rembrandt - were again interested in the effects of shadows. In subsequent centuries artists of the Romantic, Impressionist and Surrealist movements exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the realism or drama of their images
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Гомбрих, Эрнст

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Ернст Гомбрих

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ארנסט גומבריך

גומבריך, א. ה.

גומבריך, ארנסט 1909-2001

גומבריך, ארנסט האנס יוסף

גומבריך, ארנסט הנס יוסף 1909-2001

إرنست غومبريتش

ارنست گامبریچ

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곰브리치, E.H. 1909-2001

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곰브리치, 에른스트 한스 요제프 1909-2001

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ゴンブリッチ, E. H.

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贡布里希 1909-2001

Art and illusion; a study in the psychology of pictorial representationNorm and formA little history of the worldSymbolic imagesMeditations on a hobby horse, and other essays on the theory of art. With 140 illusThe sense of order : a study in the psychology of decorative artArt, perception and realityThe image and the eye : further studies in the psychology of pictorial representation