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Art and visual perception : a psychology of the creative eye

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
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 0520243838 9780520243835
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 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Responsibility: Rudolf Arnheim.


Gestalt theory and the psychology of visual perception form the basis for an analysis of art and its basic elements.  Read more...


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"In The Ego and the Id Freud argued that a cogent thought process, to say nothing of conscious intellectual work, could not exist amidst the unruliness of visual experience. Over the last half Read more...

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