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Experiencing art : in the brain of the beholder

Author: Arthur P Shimamura
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we appreciate a work of art? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Arthur Shimamura takes findings from psychological and brain sciences to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur P Shimamura
ISBN: 9780190239077 0190239077
OCLC Number: 914353186
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Table of Contents ; Chapter 1: Overture ; Act I: The Art of Seeing ; Chapter 2: The Eye as Canvas, the Brain as Beholder ; Chapter 3. The Illusion of Form ; Chapter 4: Making a Scene ; Act II: The Art of Knowing ; Chapter 5. How Do You Know? ; Chapter 6: Remembrance of Past Things ; Chapter 7: You Are Cultured ; Act III: The Art of Feeling ; Chapter 8: Arousing Emotions ; Chapter 9: Body Language ; Chapter 10: I Know How You Feel ; Chapter 11: Coda
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Shimamura has written the ideal introduction to what science can say about artworks, from prehistoric carvings to the latest video projections. It's readable, smart and informed. Better yet, it's a Read more...

 
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