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The Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art

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The Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art - Gombrich, E H, Professor

This long-awaited book is a study of a recurring phenomenon in the history of Western art, namely the feeling that older and less sophisticated (i.e. 'primitive') works of art are somehow superior to later and more refined ones. In a closely argued and richly documented narrative Professor Gombrich traces the history of the debates on this subject ... Read More

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