The Story of Art is one of the most famous works ever published on art. Written by Professor E.H. Gombrich, this celebrated book has now been completely republished by Phaidon in a compact yet comprehensive pocket edition. The revised The Story of Art gives a fresh perspective on Gombrich's text, which is enhanced by vibrant, full-colour illustrations. The fluent text and straightforward layout make the book a classic and an absolute must-have for both those new to art and professionals alike.
The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.
For this new, compact edition The Story of Art has been completely redesigned, giving a fresh perspective to Gombrich’s well-loved text. The illustrations, collected together in a separate section towards the back of the book for easy reference, vividly illustrate the lively and engaging narrative and are in colour throughout.