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Art and visual perception : a psychology of the creative eye

Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New version, expanded and rev. edView all editions and formats
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Since its first publication in 1954, this work has established itself as a unique classic. It applies the approaches and findings of modern psychology to the study of art: it describes the visual process that takes place when people create- or look at- works in the various arts, and explains how the eye organizes visual material according to definite psychological laws. Fresh in thought, clean in style, this book is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Arnheim
ISBN: 0520023277 9780520023277 0520026136 9780520026131
OCLC Number: 1100439
Notes: This is an expanded and revised edition, with some new illustrations, of the original publication of 1954.
Description: x, 508 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Balance --
Shape --
Form --
Growth --
Space --
Light --
Color --
Movement --
Dynamics --
Expression.
Responsibility: Rudolf Arnheim.

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Since its first publication in 1954, this work has established itself as a unique classic. It applies the approaches and findings of modern psychology to the study of art: it describes the visual process that takes place when people create- or look at- works in the various arts, and explains how the eye organizes visual material according to definite psychological laws. Fresh in thought, clean in style, this book is a highly readable contribution to the study of aesthetics. It could be recommended as an excellent introduction to the psychology of perception, however, it is the art lover, whether psychologist or not, who will find this book the most rewarding. -- from Book Jacket.

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