The Psychology of Art Appreciation

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Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997 - Art - 312 pages
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This book is more than an introduction to the psychology of art appreciation, it puts into perspective the research carried out within the area and offers a new understanding of the relationship between art and viewer. A number of studies within the psycho-physical, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and existential-phenomenological schools of thought are presented in order to demonstrate how their views on the appreciation of visual art vary. Five different types of art appreciation, ranging from a spontaneous preference for a work of art to a blissful experience of trancendence, are identified and described.
  

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The most comprehensive overview of the psychology of art appreciation available today. Well written!

Contents

Part
9
IMAGE AND IDEA IN VISUAL ART
58
Part
73
ART AND VISUAL PERCEPTION
110
Part Three
139
THE GREAT EXPERIENCE IN ART
168
Part Four
185
ART AND EXISTENCE
214
CONCLUSION
269
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