A Little History of the World has charmed readers around the world for eighty years. Ernst Gombrich’s light enticing tone introduces an authoritative narrative. The authors of the Little History books that follow in its wake write for a twenty first century generation. They share a passion for their subject, a belief in its relevance and a desire to make it accessible to the broadest possible audience. Renowned international experts, each author brings their own particular tastes and views to bear so that each History is not a mere account but rather a personal and fresh overview, written to engage and surprise.
Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer, and broadcaster. A former editor of ArtReview, V&A Magazine, and Art Quarterly, she has published more than a dozen books on visual art.
Books in the little histories series
A thrilling journey through 100,000 years of art, from the origins of mark making to art’s pivotal role in culture today Why did our ancestors make art? What did art mean to them and what does their art mean for us today? Why is art even important at a …