The Story of Art

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Paw Prints, Jun 26, 2008 - Art
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An illustrated introduction to art appreciation with a survey of the major art periods and styles and descriptions of the work and world of the masters

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Understandable accessible introduction to art. - Goodreads
Good read for going through the ages in a fast pace. - Goodreads
this is one of my favorite art reference books! - Goodreads
I love Gombrich's clear and unpretentious writing. - Goodreads
The best intro to art I've found. - Goodreads
Excellent reference book for art history courses - Goodreads

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User Review  - Vanessa Tan - Goodreads

I'm no art expert although I practised and studied it as a teenager, and have visited museums all over the world. What struck me was how western-centric the focus was. That took the shine off what would otherwise have been a very comprehensive overview. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Mcloughlin - Goodreads

A very conservative treatment of mostly western art focusing mostly and the Renaissance and giving short shrift to impressionism and anything after 1850. Very good treatment of the things it does cover but I would have liked a little more space devoted to more modern art. Read full review

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