Phaidon Releases New Edition of E.H. Gombrich’s ‘The Story of Art’

Featuring a pocket-sized edition with a new cover and preface by the author’s granddaughter.

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How can someone summarize the vast history of art in just one book? Austrian-British historian E.H. Gombrich did so in 1950 with his best-selling title, The Story of Art. Since then, over eight million copies have been sold and the book has been translated in over 30 languages.

Phaidon is set to release a newly expanded edition in a small flexibound format that can fit in your pocket. Gombrich, who is also celebrated for similar titles, such as A Little History of the World, was a master storyteller and had an unrivaled ability to condense vast scopes of history into insightful and whimsical prose.

The upcoming edition will feature a new cover and a preface by Leonie Gombrich, who looks to continue her grandfather’s work to instill history to a new generation of readers. Preorder is available for $34.95 USD at Phaidon and will begin shipping on May 3. For those looking for a larger format, the publisher also carries a hardcover and paperback edition for $75 USD and $49.95 USD.

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