The Story of Art has been a global bestseller for over half a century – a popular introduction to the history of art, published globally in more than 30 languages and here reissued in pocket format. Authored by the widely recognized art communicator, Professor Sir Ernst Gombrichs, the book covers efforts from the cave paintings to 20th century art. The foreword was specially written by Gombrich's granddaughter, Leonie.
Sir Ernst Gombrich (1909-2001) had a special position as an art communicator among both experts and other readers. Born in Vienna, he came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he became director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. Gombrich won numerous honors, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes .
Dimensions: H: 18.6 x W: 11 cm
Author: Sir Ernst Gombrich