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Vision and art : the biology of seeing

Author: Margaret Livingstone
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, ©2002.
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How we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. This book explains how the eye and brain translate different wavelengths of light into the colors and forms of the world around us. The author turns to art in order to delve into the science underlying various phenomena in painting, using example to illustrate her points.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Livingstone, Margaret.
Vision and art.
New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, c2002
(OCoLC)629905186
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Livingstone
ISBN: 0810904063 9780810904064
OCLC Number: 47745847
Description: 208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1 Fiat lux: let there be light --
2 The eye and color vision --
3 Luminance and night vision --
4 The first stages of processing color and luminance: where and what --
5 Acuity and spatial resolution: central and peripheral vision --
6 The next level of color processing: surround effects --
7 From 3-D to 2-D: perspective --
8 From 3-D to 2-D: shading and chiaroscuro --
9 From 3-D to 2-D: stereopsis --
10 Illusions of motion --
11 Color mixing and color resolution --
12 Television, movies, and computer graphics --
Epilogue --
Talent, music and learning disabilities --
Further reading --
Index --
Credits.
Responsibility: by Margaret Livingstone ; foreword by David Hubel.
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How we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. This book explains how the eye and brain translate different wavelengths of light into the colors and forms of the world around us. The author turns to art in order to delve into the science underlying various phenomena in painting, using example to illustrate her points.

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