Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

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University of California Press, 2004 - Art - 508 pages
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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 descirbes the visual process that takes place when people create - or look at - works in the various arts, and explains how they organize visual material according to definite psychological laws. Artists, critics, art historicans, students, and general readers have found it a highly readable book. Now Arnheim has throughtly revised and enlarged the text and adds new illustrations, taking advantage of recent developments in his own work and that of others.
  

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User Review  - John Trippel - Goodreads

A wonderful insight into our artist look of our world as we see it through our eyes and mind. A wonderful book that has views from both artist and scientist on the subject of sight and art...and where ... Read full review

Review: Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Found it very interesting. But I read it so long ago that it's probably time to refresh my memory of it. It was a text book and I still have it. So much to read -- so little time! Read full review

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Rudolf Arnheim is Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Art at Harvard University. His books include Film as Art (California, 1957), Visual Thinking (1969), The Dynamics of Architectural Form (California, 1977), The Split and the Structure: Twenty-eight Essays (California, 1996).

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