Ernst H Gombrich - Author

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Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (30 March 1909 – 3 November 2001) CBE, was an art historian, who spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom.

He was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, into an assimilated bourgeois family of Jewish origin. He was educated at Theresianum secondary school in Vienna and at Vienna University before coming to Britain in 1936 where he took up a post as a research assistant at the Warburg Institute, University of London.

Gombrich's first book was Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser (the only book he did not write in English), published in Germany in 1936. It was very popular and translated into several languages, but was not available in English until 2005 when a translation of a revised edition was published as A Little History of the World.

Books by Ernst H Gombrich

A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2008

A 2013 World Book Night selection. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

The Story of Art

The Story of Art

Author: Ernst H. Gombrich Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2006

The Story of Art, one of the best-known and best-loved books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over half a century. Professor Gombrich's clear and engaging text combines with hundreds of full-colour illustrations to trace the history of art in an unfolding narrative, from primitive cave paintings to controversial art works of the present day. This pocket edition presents The Story of Art in a compact format with an entirely new design, giving Gombrich's classic work a new acessibility and opening it up to an even wider readership than it currently enjoys.

A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World

Author: Ernst H. Gombrich Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2005

E. H. Gombrich's bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

Wege Zur Bildgestaltung Vom Einfall Zur Ausf?hrung

Wege Zur Bildgestaltung Vom Einfall Zur Ausf?hrung

Author: Ernst H Gombrich Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1989

Art, Perception, and Reality

Art, Perception, and Reality

Author: Ernst H. Gombrich, Julian Hochberg, Max Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/1973

Three informed opinions on the classical question of representation...Provocative. --'Art Journal.' 'Softshell Books.'

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