Meditations On a Hobby Horse and Other Essays On the Theory of Art

by E.H. Gombrich

Paperback, 1994

Status

Available

Call number

REF.GOE

Publication

Phaidon Press (1994), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 145 pages

Description

Prompted by modern critical discussions, the 14 papers, lectures and articles assembled in this volume revolve around key issues raised by twentieth-century art and theory. Taking abstraction and expression as his main themes, this eclectic assortment of Professor Gombrich's monumental essays encompass the whole of the history of art, and includes major articles on the social history of art, visual metaphor, tradition and expression, and psychoanalysis. Characteristic of his thought-provoking use of diverse sources for inspiration and exploration, this book embodies a timelessly powerful corpus of Gombrich's ground-breaking thought.

Physical description

145 p.; 6.75 inches

Language

Original publication date

1963

ISBN

0714832456 / 9780714832456

Awards

WH Smith Literary Award (Winner — 1964)
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