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Vision and art : the biology of seeing

Author: Margaret Livingstone; David H Hubel
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates that how we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. This new expanded edition thoroughly updates this groundbreaking study with the latest findings gathered from the author's research, with 32 additional pages of new text and images, including 3 brand new chapters. This book begins by offering a comprehensive account of the biology of vision, drawing on the history  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Livingstone; David H Hubel
ISBN: 9781419706929 1419706926
OCLC Number: 828416672
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Hubel --
1. Light --
2. The eye and the brain --
3. Luminance (or value) --
4. Color --
5. Contrast (surround effects) --
6. Surround effects in color --
7. Acuity and spatial resolution --
8. Acuity and color --
9. Where vs. what --
10. Special effects of equiluminant colors and illusions of motion --
11. How can a 2-D image of a 3-D scene look 3-D? : shading --
12. How can a 2-D image of a 3-D scene look 3-D? : perspective --
13. How can two 2-D images of a 3-D scene look 3-D? : stereopsis --
14. Local vs. global --
15. Faces --
16. Television, movies, and computer graphics --
17. Talent, music, and learning disabilities.
Responsibility: by Margaret Livingstone ; foreword by David Hubel.

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In Vision and Art, Margaret Livingstone demonstrates that how we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains. In this new expanded edition Livingstone thoroughly updates this  Read more...

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