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The power of the center : a study of composition in the visual arts

Author: Rudolf Arnheim
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : New versionView all editions and formats
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Using a wealth of examples, Arnheim considers the factors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Using a wealth of examples, Arnheim considers the factors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Arnheim
ISBN: 0520062418 9780520062412 0520062426 9780520062429
OCLC Number: 16759099
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Two spatial systems --
Centers and their rivals --
The viewer as a center --
Limits and frames --
Tondo and square --
Centers as hubs --
Centers as dividers --
Volumes and nodes --
Space in depth --
Centers and grids in buildings --
Furthermore.
Responsibility: Rudolf Arnheim.
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The tension between two systems for understanding and picturing space, the concentric and the Cartesian, is regarded by the author as the key to composition in painting, sculpture and architecture.  Read more...

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