The Psychology of Art Appreciation
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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IMAGE AND IDEA IN VISUAL ART
ART AND VISUAL PERCEPTION
THE GREAT EXPERIENCE IN ART
ART AND EXISTENCE
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