Автор: E. H. Gombrich
Изд-во: Phaidon press limited
Формат: Обл. мягк. – Форм. 175х250 мм; 252 стр.
Год издания: 1963
Originally published in 1963, this book was the first volume to be published in the author's long and distinguished series of collected essays. In it he addresses fundamental questions about the nature of artistic achievement, the criteria of artistic value, and the role of language in understanding and interpreting images. These essays explore the problematic character of metaphors, analogies, symbols, myths, conventions and traditions in art and art-historical writing, and investigate the notions of representation, expression, abstraction and illusion.