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E. H. Gombrich (1909–2001)

Autor(a) de The Story of Art

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About the Author

Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's mostrar mais books on art and art history have sold as well as some works of fiction. One of his most popular titles is The Story of Art, which has been translated into 18 languages and sold more than two million copies. Other titles are; Looking for Answers: Conversations on Art and Science (with Didier Eribon), Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art, and Gombrich on Art and Psychology. His numerous awards include the Erasmus Prize in 1975, the Hegel Prize in 1976, and the International Balzan Prize in 1985. He holds honorary degrees from various universities, among them Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and from the Royal College of Art (London), 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de E. H. Gombrich

The Story of Art (1950) 4,769 cópias
A Little History of the World (1985) 3,530 cópias
Norm and Form (1966) 164 cópias
Symbolic Images (1972) 147 cópias
Art, Perception, and Reality (1972) 122 cópias
The Essential Gombrich (1996) 111 cópias
The Uses of Images (1999) 78 cópias
The Heritage of Apelles (1976) 77 cópias
New Light On Old Masters (1986) 70 cópias
Caricature (1940) 38 cópias
Topics of Our Time (1991) 30 cópias
Kunst und Kritik (1993) 3 cópias
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1978) 3 cópias
Gombrich on Shadows [VHS] (1995) 2 cópias
Image and code (1981) 2 cópias
Kunst og billedsprog (1979) 2 cópias
Reneszánsz tanulmányok (1985) 2 cópias
Giulio Romano / Il Palazzo del Te (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
ı ı ð ø ʻ (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Bild und Auge 1 exemplar(es)
Historia del Arte 3 1 exemplar(es)
The Cartoonist's Armory (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
Resimde anlam sorunu 1 exemplar(es)
Historia del Arte 2 1 exemplar(es)
Før - nu 1 exemplar(es)
Gombrich Ernst 1 exemplar(es)
Autobiografia 1 exemplar(es)
Hegel ve Sanat Tarihi 1 exemplar(es)
Occasions 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Open Society and Its Enemies (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições903 cópias
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições404 cópias
Art History and Its Methods: A Critical Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
Illusion in Nature and Art (1973) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Heritage of Images: A Selection of Lectures (1970) — Introdução — 24 cópias
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef
Outros nomes
Gombrich, Prof. Sir Ernst
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Austria-Hungary (birth)
UK (naturalize citizenship|1947)
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Vienna, Austria
London, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Theresianum (Vienna)
University of Vienna (Ph.D|1933)
art historian
Director of the Warburg Institute (1959-1976)
professor (1959-1972)
Gombrich, Richard F. (son)
Gombrich, Ilse Heller (wife)
Gombrich, Leonie (kleindochter)
Warburg Institute, University of London (staff|1936|director and professor of the history of the classical tradition|1959|retired|1976)
British Academy (fellow | 1960)
W. H. Smith Prize for Literature (1964)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1966)
Knight Bachelor of the British Empire (1972)
Erasmus Prize (1975)
Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art (1st class | 1975) (mostrar todas 20)
Hegel Prize (1976)
Pour le mérite für Wissenschaft und Künste (1977)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1985)
Balzan Prize for History of Western Art (1985)
City of Vienna (Prize for Humanities | 1986 | gold medal | 1994)
Order of Merit (1988)
Ludwig Wittgenstein Prize (1988)
Goethe Prize (1994)
Leverhulme Medal (2002)
Royal Society of Literature
Society of Antiquaries (fellow)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1964)
American Philosophical Society (1968)
Pour le Mérite (1977)



This is a history of humanity. A diverse and global history of humanity. Even though the book was directed for an audience of children, this book does not shy away from the complexity of history. Acknowledging the limits to history, the lack of information, and explaining how information survived. The controversies and the political power struggles. The rise, fall, diffusion, and assimilations of various peoples, and empires. The way states gained and lost their sovereignty. How individuals gained sovereignty. The way philosophies and religions shaped power. How technological changes shaped society.

Having an understanding of history means knowing alternative ways of being and thinking. To know what has been tried, and avoid the mishaps. History provides a direction for future actions. History is full of peoples who have had an impact on forthcoming generations. Knowing history gives meaning to choices currently being made, for they have the power to shape how future generations live.

The audience for this book was children. To introduce children to history. For parents to read to their children. Even though the book does not avoid the complexities of the topics, the way in which the book was written might not be appropriate for mature readers.

The book provides an introduction to various critical topics and junctures in history. Tempting the reader into searching for more information about the topics. To understand each topic, would require more research.

The author acknowledged the potential for making discoveries that provide more information on the details of the topics. As such, there have been historical discoveries. Changing how those historical topics are interpreted, and falsifying some details.
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Eugene_Kernes | outras 60 resenhas | Jun 4, 2024 |
This is a great book on art history ....though now somewhat dated. I'm now in the position of having to downsize my library and this book is one of the casualties. Pity but I won't be using it. I give it two stars.
booktsunami | outras 36 resenhas | Jan 18, 2024 |
Hardly a history of the world (mostly Europe really), but definitely a good starting point for future reading (precisely what I was looking for). The writing is intended for children, so it is a bit strange.
Ends after World War I.
MXMLLN | outras 60 resenhas | Jan 12, 2024 |
A small masterpiece, and probably the best thing going for enlightening young and/or struggling readers on the essential connections in the history of the world.
Mark_Feltskog | outras 60 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |



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