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E. H. Gombrich (1909–2001)

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Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's visa mer books on art and art history have sold as well as some works of fiction. One of his most popular titles is The Story of Art, which has been translated into 18 languages and sold more than two million copies. Other titles are; Looking for Answers: Conversations on Art and Science (with Didier Eribon), Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art, and Gombrich on Art and Psychology. His numerous awards include the Erasmus Prize in 1975, the Hegel Prize in 1976, and the International Balzan Prize in 1985. He holds honorary degrees from various universities, among them Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, and from the Royal College of Art (London), 1981. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av E. H. Gombrich

Konstens historia (1950) 4,685 exemplar
En liten världshistoria (1936) 3,463 exemplar
Norm and Form (1966) 164 exemplar
Symbolic Images (1972) 147 exemplar
Art, Perception, and Reality (1972) 119 exemplar
The Essential Gombrich (1996) 108 exemplar
The Heritage of Apelles (1892) 77 exemplar
The Uses of Images (1999) 77 exemplar
New Light On Old Masters (1986) 70 exemplar
Caricature (1940) 38 exemplar
In Search of Cultural History (1969) 38 exemplar
Topics of Our Time (1991) 32 exemplar
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1978) 3 exemplar
Kunst und Kritik (1993) 3 exemplar
Reneszánsz tanulmányok (1985) 2 exemplar
Gombrich on Shadows [VHS] (1995) 2 exemplar
Image and code (1981) 2 exemplar
Kunst og billedsprog (1979) 2 exemplar
The Cartoonist's Armory (1963) 1 exemplar
Occasions 1 exemplar
Autobiografia 1 exemplar
Gombrich Ernst 1 exemplar
Før - nu 1 exemplar
Historia del Arte 1 exemplar

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The Open Society and Its Enemies (1962) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor883 exemplar
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor397 exemplar
Art History and Its Methods: A Critical Anthology (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 230 exemplar
Illusion in Nature and Art (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 45 exemplar
Heritage of Images: A Selection of Lectures (1970) — Inledning — 24 exemplar
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Gombrich, E. H.
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef
Andra namn
Gombrich, Prof. Sir Ernst
Austria-Hungary (birth)
UK (naturalize citizenship|1947)
Land (för karta)
Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire
London, England, UK
Vienna, Austria
London, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Theresianum (Vienna)
University of Vienna (Ph.D|1933)
art historian
Director of the Warburg Institute (1959-1976)
professor (1959-1972)
Gombrich, Richard F. (son)
Gombrich, Ilse Heller (wife)
Gombrich, Leonie (kleindochter)
Warburg Institute, University of London (staff|1936|director and professor of the history of the classical tradition|1959|retired|1976)
Priser och utmärkelser
British Academy (fellow | 1960)
W. H. Smith Prize for Literature (1964)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1966)
Knight Bachelor of the British Empire (1972)
Erasmus Prize (1975)
Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art (1st class | 1975) (visa alla 20)
Hegel Prize (1976)
Pour le mérite für Wissenschaft und Künste (1977)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1985)
Balzan Prize for History of Western Art (1985)
City of Vienna (Prize for Humanities | 1986 | gold medal | 1994)
Order of Merit (1988)
Ludwig Wittgenstein Prize (1988)
Goethe Prize (1994)
Leverhulme Medal (2002)
Royal Society of Literature
Society of Antiquaries (fellow)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1964)
American Philosophical Society (1968)
Pour le Mérite (1977)



This is a great book on art history ....though now somewhat dated. I'm now in the position of having to downsize my library and this book is one of the casualties. Pity but I won't be using it. I give it two stars.
booktsunami | 35 andra recensioner | Jan 18, 2024 |
Hardly a history of the world (mostly Europe really), but definitely a good starting point for future reading (precisely what I was looking for). The writing is intended for children, so it is a bit strange.
Ends after World War I.
MXMLLN | 59 andra recensioner | Jan 12, 2024 |
A small masterpiece, and probably the best thing going for enlightening young and/or struggling readers on the essential connections in the history of the world.
Mark_Feltskog | 59 andra recensioner | Dec 23, 2023 |
This gives a pretty good overview of world history, though it did seem to primarily center on Europe.

And though it was written for children, I thought some of the battles/wars and the people involved in them were described in too much detail considering this was an attempt to cover the entire history of the world... these bits became quite tedious for me, and I'm an adult.

Gombrich treats all religions as equal, which is good for a secular history book, but because of that, I wouldn't just give this to any child to read on their own without discussing the content with them. (Also, the earth is described as being millions/billions of years old.)

However, I did mostly like it and learned a few things myself, particularly where certain sayings have come from.

"...people change their opinions without even noticing. And then all of a sudden they become aware of it... Then they announce with pride: 'We are the new age.' And they often add: 'People used to be so stupid!'" p 163 (How true!)
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RachelRachelRachel | 59 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |



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