'..lucid and endlessly informative..' The Good Book Guide '...for everyone, not just for stuffed shirts.' The Mail on Sunday 'the country's bestselling book on art, never out of print, still in demand' The Times 'Gombrich's voice is lively, opinionated, and almost conversational, yet his erudition shines through to make a book that is both accessible and informative.' Library Journal 'this comprehensive look at Western art from prehistoric times on up to the present has been completely redesigned and extensively revised and updated.' Booklist 'Enjoy the most famous book on art ever published ... This has been revamped for the first time since 1972, offering larger illustrations, more color, and improved text and coverage. Highly recommended.' Midwest Book Review
This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new "endings" have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including the medium and dimension of the works illustrated. Six fold-outs present selected large-scale works. They are: Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece", Leonardo's "Last Supper", Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Jackson Pollock's "One (Number 31, 1950)", Van der Weyden's "Descent from the Cross" and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.