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re: I am also an art historian. Ask Me Anything! VIEW POST

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I'm not that great at art history so I bought Gombrich's "The Story of Art" which currently sits on my desk unopened.

I've heard great things, but I'm not an art history student, what's your opinion :) ?

Going back to development, I liked what you said about colors and shapes. It's going to help you a lot on the frontend (maybe you could even extend your skills to design in the future as well).

I don't know if it's something that interests you BUT one person popped in my mind: Jonathan Harris: an artists who uses programming and frontend development as a tool. His wikipedia page has more detail about him

 

Well, Gombrich is a reference when you study art history but, honestly, I never read it... This book is a little bit outdated now (Grombrich wrote it in 1950). And it is not very simple to read. I understand why it sits unopened on your desk ;)
If you are interested in a particular period / artistic current / artist you can buy a book which deals with this subject and for having a global view and a larger context buy a simplest book than Gombrich about art history in general. It has to be a pleasure and Gombrich's book can be discouraging.
If you like a subject in particular I can give you some books titles, just tell me =)

I like when my job as front-end dev is close to web design but I dont see myself in a design career (even if I started coding because I wanted to be a web designer !)

I didn't know Jonathan Harris, thanks for sharing it. His work seems very interesting, I will look more deeply what he's doing =)

 

a larger context buy a simplest book than Gombrich about art history in general. It has to be a pleasure and Gombrich's book can be discouraging.
If you like a subject in particular I can give you some books titles, just tell me =)

I wanted an introduction, I asked around and an academic friend of mine suggested that book :D

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