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Vision and art : the biology of seeing

Author: Margaret Livingstone; David H Hubel
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Harvard neurobiologist explains how vision works, citing the scientific origins of artistic genius and providing coverage of such topics as optical illusions and the correlation between learning disabilities and artistic skill.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Livingstone; David H Hubel
ISBN: 9780810995543 0810995549
OCLC Number: 192082768
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Fiat lux: let there be light --
The eye and color vision --
Luminance and night vision --
The first stages of processing color and luminance: where and what --
Acuity and spatial resolution: central and peripheral vision --
The next level of color processing: surround effects --
From 3-D to 2-D: Perspective --
From 3-D to 2-D: Shading and chiaroscuro --
From 3-D to 2-D: stereopsis --
Illusions of motion --
Color mixing and color resolution --
Television, movies, and computer graphics --
Epilogue: talent, music, and learning disabilities.
Responsibility: by Margaret Livingstone ; foreword by David Hubel.

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