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E. H. Gombrich (1909–2001)

Forfatter af Kunstens historie

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre


Værker af E. H. Gombrich

Kunstens historie (1950) 4,746 eksemplarer
Gombrichs verdenshistorie (1936) 3,509 eksemplarer
Norm and Form (1966) 164 eksemplarer
Symbolic Images (1972) 147 eksemplarer
Art, Perception, and Reality (1972) 121 eksemplarer
The Essential Gombrich (1996) 111 eksemplarer
The Uses of Images (1999) 78 eksemplarer
The Heritage of Apelles (1892) 77 eksemplarer
New Light On Old Masters (1986) 70 eksemplarer
Caricature (1940) 38 eksemplarer
In Search of Cultural History (1969) 38 eksemplarer
Topics of Our Time (1991) 30 eksemplarer
Freud e la psicologia dell'arte (1971) 24 eksemplarer
La evidencia de las imágenes (2014) 6 eksemplarer
A.Games: Sixty Years of Design (1990) 4 eksemplarer
Kunst und Kritik (1993) 3 eksemplarer
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1978) 3 eksemplarer
Reneszánsz tanulmányok (1985) 2 eksemplarer
Image and code (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Gombrich on Shadows [VHS] (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Kunst og billedsprog (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Bild und Auge 1 eksemplar
ı ı ð ø ʻ (1998) 1 eksemplar
Occasions 1 eksemplar
Historia del Arte 2 1 eksemplar
The Cartoonist's Armory (1963) 1 eksemplar
Historia del Arte 3 1 eksemplar
Før - nu 1 eksemplar
Gombrich Ernst 1 eksemplar
Autobiografia 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Det åbne samfund og dets fjender (1962) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver898 eksemplarer
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver400 eksemplarer
Art History and Its Methods: A Critical Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 234 eksemplarer
Illusion in Nature and Art (1973) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Heritage of Images: A Selection of Lectures (1970) — Introduktion — 24 eksemplarer
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef
Andre navne
Gombrich, Prof. Sir Ernst
Austria-Hungary (birth)
UK (naturalize citizenship|1947)
Land (til kort)
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 og hædersbevisninger
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) (vis alle 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 | 36 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |



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