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Art: A New History


Paul Johnson turns his great gifts as a popular and much-translated historian to a subject that has enthralled him all his life: the history of art. Art, he believes, was central to human development, more so than writing and even language. This history begins with the earliest rock paintings around 30,000 BC and takes us right up to the present day. E.H. Gombrich's legendary book The Story of Art (pub 1950, sales now over 6 million) owes its popularity to the directness and simplicity of the writing and its clear narrative ...

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Art: A New History
2003, Harper, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060530754


Art: A New History
2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297829287


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