E. H. Gombrich
E. H. Gombrich (1909–2001) was the distinguished author of many works of cultural history and art history, most notably The Story of Art.
Gombrich, E. H.
Gombrich, E. H.
United States of America
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Description: Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment
This is an unusual book. The wealth of ideas and the range of documentation it contains would have led other scholars to write a large, heavily footnoted tome. Instead, Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz practiced the utmost economy of means without in the least curbing either the boldness of speculation or the variety of the evidence they wished to present. But then these two authors were at least as unusual as was their joint work. Ernst Kris, born in 1900, was in his early thirties, Otto Kurz, born …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.ix-xiv