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The Image and the Eye free pdf These essays on the pychology of pictorial representation form a companion volume to the author's influential "Art and Illusion". Writing on the central problems of perspective, on visual discoveries in art, on the representation of movement, expression, gesture and action, on the role of visual images in communication, on standards of truth in representation, Professor Gombrich combines the insights of the art historian with the rigorous approach of the experimental psychologist. In these complementary essays the fruitful dialogue between art history and science is continued, with the author's characteristic wisdom, enthusiasm and clarity.

About Leonie Gombrich

Ernst Gombrich was one of the greatest and least conventional art historians of his age, achieving fame and distinction in three separate spheres: as a scholar, as a popularizer of art, and as a pioneer of the application of the psychology of perception to the study of art. His best-known book, The Story of Art - first published 50 years ago and now in its sixteenth edition - is one of the most influential books ever written about art. His books further include The Sense of Order (1979) and The Preference for the Primitive (2002), as well as a total of 11 volumes of collected essays and reviews. Gombrich was born in Vienna in 1909 and died in London in November 2001. He came to London in 1936 to work at the Warburg Institute, where he eventually became Director from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. He won numerous international honours, including a knighthood, the Order of Merit and the Goethe, Hegel and Erasmus prizes. Gifted with a powerful mind and prodigious memory, he was also an outstanding communicator, with a clear and forceful prose style. His works are models of good art-historical writing, and reflect his humanism and his deep and abiding concern with the standards and values of our cultural heritage.

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Author : Leonie Gombrich
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 08 September 1994
ISBN : 071483243X
EAN : 9780714832432
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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