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The Story of Art (Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef//Story of Art) [Hardcover]

Leonie Gombrich
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On art and artists
1. Strange Beginnings: Prehistoric and primitive peoples: Ancient America
2. Art For Eternity: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete
3. The Great Awakening: Greece, seventh to fifth century BC
4. The Realm of Beauty: Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD
5. World Conquerors: Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD
6. A Parting of Ways: Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteenth century
7. Looking Eastwards: Islam, China, second to thirteenth century
8. Western Art in the Melting Pot: Europe, sixth to eleventh century
9. The Church Militant: The twelfth century
10. The Church Triumphant: The thirteenth century
11. Courtiers and Burghers: The fourteenth century
12. The Conquest of Reality: The early fifteenth century
13. Tradition and Innovation I: The later fifteenth century in Italy
14. Tradition and Innovation II: The fifteenth century in the North
15. Harmony Attained: Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century
16. Light and Colour: Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century
17. The New Learning Spreads: Germany and the Netherlands, early sixteenth century
18. A Crisis of Art: Europe, later sixteenth century
19. Vision and Visions: Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century
20. The Mirror of Nature: Holland, seventeenth century
21. Power and Glory I: Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
22. Power and Glory II: France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
23. The Age of Reason: England and France, eighteenth century
24. The Break in Tradition: England, America and France, late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
25. Permanent Revolution: The nineteenth century
26. In Search of New Standards: The late nineteenth century
27. Experimental Art: The first half of the twentieth century
28. A Story Without End: The triumph of Modernism
A note on art books
Chronological charts
List of illustrations by location
Index and glossary

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