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Ecological Perception Research, Visual Communication, and Aesthetics

Author: Klaus Landwehr
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1990.
Series: Recent research in psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tries to apply James J. Gibson's ecological approach to picture perception to questions of visual communication and aesthetics; it provides examples from architecture, industrial design and the arts, to testify the feasibility of this application. Additional theoretical analyses, partly based on cross-cultural and clinical research, help supplement Gibson's basic conjecture, that picture perception is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Landwehr
ISBN: 9783642841064 3642841066
OCLC Number: 851383990
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 143 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: The ecological optics of information surfaces.- I: Pictures, plans, drawings, and displays - surrogate information and means for communication.- 2. Picture perception as "indirect" perception.- 3. The communicative potential of pictures: eleven theses.- 4. On two distinct and quintessential kinds of pictorial representation.- 5. Meaning, presence and absence in pictures.- 6. Decomposing optical stimulus information by pictures.- 7. Communicating design ideas: a pictorial essay.- 8. Functional versus dysfunctional aspects of information surfaces.- II: Ecological aesthetics.- 9. The semiotics and aesthetics of surfaces and surface layouts.- 10. Ecological perception and aesthetics: pictures are affordance-free.- 11. The "aesthetic experience" as perceiving the general affordance of explorability.- 12. Epilogue: Availability and affordances of information from information surfaces.- Author index.- List of contributors.
Series Title: Recent research in psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Klaus Landwehr.

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