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re: 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...
 

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 This book is a little bit outdated now (Grombrich wrote it in 1950).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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