Mr. Gombrich's A Little History Of The World

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To start off, I would like to present a bit about Mr. Gombrich’s history and background. Ernst Gombrich was born in Vienna, Austria at the 30th of March 1909. He had a degree in art and history from studying at the Vienna University. Once Mr. Gombrich finished his studies, he later than was an educator within the Vienna University. He then later moved to Britain in 1936 where he later became a research assistant at the Warburg Institute, University of London. One of the final transitions that he did was he worked at the BBC World Service while living in the United Kingdom. Mr. Gombrich wrote tons of great works during his years. One of the first books that he has written was Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser or as we know it as A Little History of the World which was published in the year of 1935. The reason for that book being written in German is because Mr. Gombrich has written it in his…show more content…
The first theme that is presented in A Little History of the World would be the inventions and the human potential for creativity that are prolonged throughought the book. Leonardo da Vinci, being one of the most pronoun inventors of all time is the best example of human potential for creativity and innovation. He was the man who had a mind of his own, he thought like nobody else possibly else could. Even though his inventions came to reality about 300 years later, he was still the root of all the knowledge. Lets take the helicopter for example, the helicopter was yet again first thought of and designed by Leonardo da Vinci. He thought of two rotors that would create enough lift on a platform to lift one person up. Not only was Leonardo da Vinci an engineer but also a painter, and quite an extraordinary one as well. His most famous painting, by far, would be the Mona Lisa, which is located in Louvre, France at this

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