The Story of Art

The Story of Art❰EPUB❯ ✺ The Story of Art Author E.H. Gombrich – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk تاریخ هنر گامبریچ یکی از مشهورترین و پرخواستارترین کتاب‌هایی است که تاکنون درباره‌ی هنر نگاشته شده است این ک تاریخ هنر گامبریچ یکی از مشهورترین و پرخواستارترین کتاب‌هایی است که تاکنون درباره‌ی هنر نگاشته شده است این کتاب همچون مدخلی برای ورود به دنیای هنر، از نخستین تجربهٔ هنری انسان در نقش‌پردازی داخل غارها گرفته تا واپسین آثار هنری امروز جهان، در پنجاه سال گذشته رقیب و همتایی نداشته است خوانندگان از هر گروه سنی و زمینه‌ی فرهنگی در سراسر عالم، کتاب ارنست گامبریچ را شاهکاری مسلم دانسته‌اند که دانش و خرد را، با بهره‌گیری از استعداد فوق‌العاده‌ی خویش در انتقال مفاهیم ظریف و پیچیده درهم آمیخته است این تاریخ هنر، پسندیدگی ماندگار خود را به The Story PDF or سلاست و روانی شیوه‌ی نگارش، و نیز چیره‌دستی نگارنده‌ی فاضل و متفکر آن در تحلیل‌های روشن و خواندنی رخدادهای هنر جهان، وامدار است. Reflecting on my reading year 2016 I came to think of books that have meant a lot to me over the past decades and the first one that came to my mind was Gombrich’s excellent introduction to art history I will have to go back twenty years half my life to the year 1996 I am twenty years old and just about to discover the pleasurable adventure called university For Christmas I receive a much longed for gift card to buy books that “will help me in my studies” and I stand in a bookstore one of those exuisite inexhaustible bookstores on several floors that German university cities provide and I am browsing through options I probably spend hours there I can still feel the time pass while I look think go through history art literature I pick a book then another one and still until I have to bring one back Gift card value is weighed against all these lovely lovely possibilitiesAt this moment in time I own one Billy bookshelf and it is not filled yet as my children’s books and classics are left at my parents’ house What do I pick? I don’t remember the fiction but I do remember picking a “start of the term offer” Mayersches Taschenlexikon in 34 volumes rarely used as the internet takes over soon and it is inconvenient to look up definitions by going through entries in alphabetical order Some time between 1996 and now it falls victim to one of our many moves between cities and countries I don’t have it any I bought it out of dutyI choose one extravaganza Gombrich A German hardback copy beautifully illustrated taking a huge chunk of the gift card money I start reading as soon as I come home And almost magically it opens up the world of art to me I learn why Egyptians “walk like Egyptians” I discover Rubens Bernini Raphael Leonardo and Delacroixand Canova Manet and Monet and Picasso Duchamp and and and I discover the world through a visual prism Ever since then Gombrich has followed my path I soon come to read his specialised works on form function and symbolism in Renaissance art I learn about his life deeply influenced by 20th century history and I keep going back to “The Story Of Art” whenever I need to take a step back and look at general ideas again And I steal my mother’s Swedish copy I want to read it aloud to my children and they are only used to their father reading in German and me in Swedish So in order not to confuse them than necessary in their Babylonian curse I read it in Swedish the stolen goods And what a help that has been in the many museums around the world that my children have visited over the years They recognise their “Gombrich” when they see it Two years ago my eldest son wants a copy in English in order to be able to uote from it And of course I can’t resist buying it for him at a shop inside the British Museum So we have three copies and I would not be beyond buying one in French at a shop in the Louvre maybe just for the silliness of owning a favourite in so many different shapes For they are all slightly different in layout but eually satisfying visually and textuallyI still recommend it to whoever wants a clear concise lovable account of the history starting with cave paintings in Lascaux and moving forwards still mirroring humanity in its need to express ideas thoughts and feelings through the medium of artMy children and I will now be reading A Little History of the World which Gombrich wrote expressly for children and YES we read it in Swedish And YES we have it in English as wellAnd NO one Billy bookshelf is not even enough for our children’s books anyThis is The Story Of Lisa And The Story Of Art to be continued The story of Art Ernst Hans Gombrich 1909 2001The Story of Art by E H Gombrich is a survey of the history of art from ancient times to the modern era First published in 1950 by Phaidon the book is widely regarded both as a seminal work of criticism and as one of the most accessible introductions to the visual arts The book is divided into an introduction 27 chapters each dealing with a defined time period of art history within one or several culturalgeographic contexts and a concluding chapter summarizing the latest developments in visual artsتاریخ نخستین خوانش تورق ماه سپتامبر سال 2001 میلادیعنوان تاریخ هنر؛ اثر ارنست جان گامبریچ؛ مترجم علی رامین؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، نشر نی، 1379، در 674 ص، مصور بخشی رنگی، نقشه، نمودار، شابک چاپ پنجم در سال 1387 9789643124700؛ وازه نامه دارد، نمایه، کتابنامه از ص 639 تا 647 موضوع تاریخ هنر از نویسندگان اتریشی سده 20 مفهرست مطالب مقدمه درباره ی هنر و هنرمندان؛ 1 شگفتی‌های آغازین آدمیان پیش از تاریخ و ابتدایی؛ آمریکای کهن؛ 2 هنر در خدمت جاودانگی مصر، بین‌النهرین، کرِت؛ 3 بیداری بزرگ یونان، سده های هفتم تا پنجم پیش از میلاد؛ 4 قلمرو زیبایی یونان و جهان یونانی، سده ی چهارم پیش از میلاد تا سده ی اول پس از میلاد؛ 5 تسخیرکنندگان جهان رومی‌ها، بوایی‌ها، یهودیان و مسیحیان، سده های اول تا چهارم میلادی؛ 6 انشعاب بزرگ روم و بیزانس، سده ی پنجم تا سیزدهم میلادی؛ 7 نگاهی به شرق جهان اسلام و چین، سده ی دوم تا سیزدهم میلادی؛ 8 هنر غرب در بوته آزمایش اروپا، سده های شش تا یازدهم میلادی؛ 9 کلیسای مبارز سده ی دوازدهم میلادی؛ 10 کلیسای پیروز سده ی سیزدهم میلادی؛ 11 درباریان و شهرنشینان سده ی چهاردهم میلادی؛ 12 تسخیر واقعیت نیمه اول سده ی پانزدهم میلادی؛ 13 سنت و نوآوری نیمه دوم سده ی پانزدهم میلادی در ایتالیا؛ 14 سنت و نوآوری سده ی پانزدهم میلادی در شمال اروپا؛ 15 اوج هماهنگی توسکانی و رم، اوایل سده ی شانزدهم میلادی؛ 16 نور و رنگ ونیز و شمال ایتالیا، اوایل سده ی شانزدهم میلادی؛ 17 گسترش رنسانس در شمال آلپ آلمان و هلند، اوایل سده ی شانزدهم میلادی؛ 18 بحران هنر اروپا، دوره متاخر سده ی شانزدهم میلادی؛ 19 تنوع دیدگاه‌ها اروپای کاتولیک، نیمه نخست سده ی هفدهم میلادی؛ 20 آینه طبیعت هلند در سده ی هفدهم میلادی؛ 21 قدرت و شکوه قسمت اول ایتالیا، نیمه دوم سده ی هفدهم و هجدهم میلادی؛ 22 قدرت و شکوه قسمت دوم فرانسه، آلمان و اتریش، نیمه دوم سده ی هفدهم میلادی و نیمه اول سده ی هجدهم میلادی؛ 23 عصر خِرَد انگلستان و فرانسه در سده ی هجدهم میلادی؛ 24 گسست سنت انگلستان، آمریکا و فرانسه، نیمه دوم سده ی هجدهم و نیمه اول سده ی نوزدهم میلادی؛ 25 انقلاب پایدار قرن نوزدهم میلادی؛ 26 در جستجوی معیارهای نوین اواخر سده ی نوزدهم میلادی؛ 27 هنر تجربی نیمه نخست سده ی بیستم میلادی؛ 28 تاریخ بی‌انتها پیروزی مدرنیسم؛ توضیحات مترجم؛ واژه‌نامه؛ کتاب‌شناسی؛ نمودارها و نقشه‌ها؛ نمایهتاریخ هنر گامبریچ یکی از آثار گرانبهائی ست که درباره‌ ی هنر نگاشته شده؛ مدخلی برای ورود به دنیای هنر است، از نخستین تجربهٔ هنری انسان در نقش‌ پردازی داخل غارها گرفته تا واپسین آثار هنری امروز جهان را به خوانشگر عرضه میکند ا شربیانی This book was perfect For someone like myself who now has a little knowledge of Art the capital letter here is deliberate and some sense of history but who has big gaps and oceans of ignorance about the topic this book was perfect It is mature serious to the point absolutely free of jargon sure insightful always interesting never pedantic and not eccentric in the least Gombrich covers all the major artists and the movements they represent and ties them together with clarity Like one of our most knowledgeable 'friends' on the art circuit at goodreads he is discerning but not judgmental Indeed Gombrich's account of the development of modern art up until World War II is fabulous though brief Gombrich is much less upbeat on recent trends he mentions Pop but uite deliberately it seems refuses to even mention Warhol's nameI know that it's very difficult for people who know a great deal about something to recommend or even read introductory books But for anyone looking for a book of this sort this is definitely a winner The Story of Art is a handy little survey of art history primarily but not exclusively western art from cave paintings and primitive sculptures to modern architecture and pop art It is 500 pages of text and that many pages of well synchronized color plates in a smart pocket edition by Phaidon Twenty eight chapters mostly uite brief but each a skillful thoughtful rippling of the surface with hints of depth and well defined currents moving uickly and sure footedly through the eras and advances and changing perspectives on art and the role of the artist Gombrich is than knowledgeable and yet manages to condense without condescending or reducing his narrative to trivial choices He brings the freshness that comes with the enthusiasm of discovery Of course what he is sharing is not new to him but sharing the works and his insights with the reader is new and exciting to him and the enthusiasm is infectious The intended audience is younger readers than myself high school and college age readers or adults new to art history But I found the book not just enjoyable but helpful and insightful Gombrich’s prose is clear and crisp and often charming Traveling through this great span of time with him is like taking a walk through all the great museums of the world with an elegantly minded expert at your elbow Gombrich's Story of Art is a great survey western oriented however of art for those who wish to know the big names and get familiar with some of the common works He covers all the various periods in a sufficient amount of detail without sounding pedantic or academic which is a challenge when explaining art history I would just lament the lack of information about art in China India S America and of course Africa but that is kind of how Europeans have always viewed art isn't itIt remains nonetheless a great starter for someone who wants to get their feet wet Just a dozen or so pages into this book I knew that it was one I wish I would have had access to when I was first seriously exposed to art While in many respects it is a conservative textbook being first published in 1950 it is fundamentally meant for someone who has little to no previous formal contact with art history Of course if you have some this can make you seriously engage some of your previously held assumptions about what you like and why you like it but I got the distinct impression while reading that it was meant to initiate a teenager – a teenager who very much reminded of me of myself – into a whole new world The inclusions and exclusions of certain artists are of course always arbitrary However Gombrich’s choices do not deviate too much from a standard art history text What particularly drew me to the book was what I perceived to be its inordinate focus on medieval and especially Renaissance art Of the twenty eight chapters included in the book about five mostly focus on Western medieval images 6 and 8 11 Another six chapters 13 18 focus on the art of the Western Renaissance Most surveys of art history to which I had been previously exposed paid scant attention to medieval art and they sometimes did not give the Renaissance the space that I felt it deserved There is no doubt the medieval and Renaissance art Gombrich’s pet periods here and admittedly they’re mine too What makes it so special is that instead of spending the first chapter in an abstract exercise of thinking about what “Art” is he forces you over and over again to take the art on its own terms While discussing the various visual perspectives painted by the artist of “The Garden of Nebamun” he says “To us reliefs and wall paintings provide an extraordinarily vivid picture of life as it was lived in Egypt thousands of years ago And yet looking at them for the first time one may find them rather bewildering The reason is that the Egyptian painters had a very different way from ours of representing real life Perhaps this is connected with the different purpose their paintings had to serve What mattered most was not prettiness but completeness It was the artists’ task to preserve everything as clearly and permanently as possible So they did not set out to sketch nature as it appeared to them from any fortuitous angle” p 60 It is the occasional insight like this that makes the book most worthwhile for a neophyte After all how many of us have measured something we saw by the standards of our particular narrow time and place? He really drives home the point that thinking about art seriously means thinking about other perspectives both literally and figuratively other preoccupations and other aesthetic modus operandi This is a lesson that should be lost on none of us about art or about anything else I should preface everything I say with a general caveat I am a novice in the world of art which is the reason I picked up this book in the first place Although I often drew as a child I was interested in schematic technical drawings than anything you could call ‘art’ And despite my keen appreciation of music and fiction I’ve always had the visual euivalent of a ‘tin ear’ I could stand in front of a masterpiece and be interested in what I just ate for lunch So with that shameful admission out of the way on to the review In a book such as this there are bound to be almost as many people disappointed as impressed It’s the curse of the writer of survey books to reduce the scope of the material down to the size of one volume enormous omissions are inevitable If sales alone are the to be the rubric then Gombrich must be considered a tremendous success; nevertheless many whose favorite paintings and sculptures were passed over without mention or comment will likely be irked It should also be said that his treatment of ‘primitive’ art is hopelessly uninformed and despite his best efforts condescending Additionally this book hardly touches on non European art Due to my general ignorance I was none too bothered by this In fact it was just what the doctor ordered Gombrich sweeps the reader through Western history allowing just enough time for some uick rubber necking at the sites along the way What you get is a brief who’s who and the general lay of the land Of course anyone with an even moderate interest in art history will have to fill in the uite sizable gaps left by this method but that’s to be expected The only book somewhat similar to The Story of Art I've read is Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald—a song by song analysis and critiue of the Beatles’s music That book highly recommended is astounding because MacDonald’s ears are so frighteningly acute Although I have musical training and have been listening to the Beatles since my youth MacDonald makes you hear their music in new and exciting ways opening up a whole new aural world Gombrich does the same thing but to a lesser extent with the history of art He has a keen eye; and impressive he is able to render technical analysis into the plainest of plain prose The reader’s mind is not burdened by the slew of art history terms that are thrown at undergraduates in introductory classes Gombrich bypasses the linguistic apparatus and goes straight to what’s really important the image on the canvass or the form on the marble etc So to bring this already too long review to a close read The Story of Art for a clear concise and engaging introduction to the world of visual art It’s not one stop shopping But then what book is? The title of this book should be The Story of Western Art because that is what 95% of this book is Western Art The Primitive Art Looking Eastwards and Modernism section are an insult and should have been left out of the text along with his random snide comments Othewise this makes a nice commentary on Western Art It's enthusiastic and reads like a story An excellent introduction to the history of European art Accessible and great for building a narrative timeline First the obvious flaws This was originally written in 1950 by a white European man It has all the biases you'd expect referring to certain cultures as primitive; largely glossing over any art outside Europe; always defaulting to the male pronoun and in fact only naming one ONE female artist This is really The Story of Western European Male Art But I honestly don't think it's worth being upset about his biases Complaining that books from entirely different time periods don't match our contemporary politics is an exercise in futilitySo if you can go through the Herculean task of getting past Gombrich's bias there's a lot of good information in this book assuming again you understand you're here to learn about Western male art He has a real enthusiasm for each style of art and encourages the reader to look at the details and even make up their own mind He truly wants people to enjoy art and to not be overwhelmed by the regrettable snobbishness around art culture I think ultimately that's a great goal and if you're intimidated by art start hereIf someone could edit this book by taking a global view of art and taking the time to find oh maybe just one or two female artists jesus christ this would deserve 5 stars Since it's actual very narrow in its scope 3 stars

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  • 674 pages
  • The Story of Art
  • E.H. Gombrich
  • Persian
  • 21 March 2014
  • 9789643124700