What We Are Reading Today: ‘Art and Illusion’ by E. H. Gombrich

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E. H. Gombrich is widely considered to be one of the most influential art historians of the 20th century, and “Art and Illusion” is generally agreed to be his most important book.

Bridging science and the humanities, this classic work examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of modern theories of information and learning in visual perception.

Searching for a rational explanation of the changing styles of art, Gombrich reexamines ideas about the imitation of nature and the function of tradition.

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