Ernst Gombrich

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

The Miracle at Chauvet

Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave, The Oldest Known Paintings in the World

by Jean-Marie Chauvet and Eliette Brunel Deschamps and Christian Hillaire

The Cave Beneath the Sea: Paleolithic Images at Cosquer

by Jean Clottes and Jean Courtin

November 14, 1996 issue


Three Essays on Style

by Erwin Panofsky, edited by Irving Lavin, with a memoir by William S. Heckscher

Perspective as Symbolic Form

by Erwin Panofsky, translated by Christopher S. Wood

February 15, 1996 issue

What Art Tells Us

History and Its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past

by Francis Haskell

October 21, 1993 issue

Getting the Picture

Only Connect…Art and the Spectator in the Italian Renaissance

by John Shearman

March 4, 1993 issue

The Edge of Delusion

The Power of Images: Studies in the History and Theory of Response

by David Freedberg

February 15, 1990 issue

Back from Oblivion

Past and Present in Art and Taste: Selected Essays

by Francis Haskell

June 25, 1987 issue

Scenes in a Golden Age

Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting Pennsylvania Press)

catalog of an exhibition organized by Peter C. Sutton

June 13, 1985 issue

The Art of Collecting Art

The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena Wherever These Have Appeared

by Joseph Alsop

December 2, 1982 issue

The Life-giving Touch

The Life-giving Touch

P.P.Rubens: Paintings, Oilsketches, Drawings June 29-September 30, 1977

Catalogue of the Exhibition, Antwerp, Royal Museum of Fine Arts,


by Frans Baudouin, translated by Elsie Callander


compiled and with an introduction by Keith Roberts

Rubens and Italy

by Michael Jaffé

Rubens, Drawings and Sketches in the British Museum, 1977 Publications Limited

by John Rowlands. Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Department of Prints and Drawings

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March 9, 1978 issue

Talking of Michelangelo

Michelangelo's Last Paintings: The Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter in the Cappella Paolina, Vatican Palace

by Leo Steinberg

January 20, 1977 issue

Dream Houses

On Adam's House in Paradise: The Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History

by Joseph Rykwert

November 29, 1973 issue

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