Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays

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University of California Press, 1966 - Art - 369 pages
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'A worthy companion to the writer's Art and Visual Perception, and the two books together form one of the outstanding contributions of this century to the psychology of art.'--Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
  

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Trata, entre otras cosas, la expresión, el sentimiento y la proporción.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
AGENDA FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF
17
THE GESTALT THEORY OF EXPRESSION
51
PERCEPTUAL AND AESTHETIC ASPECTS
74
PERCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF A RORSCHACH CARD
90
ORDER AND COMPLEXITY IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
123
THE MYTH OF THE BLEATING LAMB
136
ART HISTORY AND THE PARTIAL
151
PERCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF A SYMBOL OF INTERACTION
222
ABSTRACT LANGUAGE AND THE METAPHOR
266
ON INSPIRATION
285
CONTEMPLATION AND CREATIVITY
292
EMOTION AND FEELING IN PSYCHOLOGY AND
302
THE ROBIN AND THE SAINT
320
WHAT KIND OF PSYCHOLOGY?
337
IS MODERN ART NECESSARY?
343

l8l MELANCHOLY UNSHAPED
181
FROM FUNCTION TO EXPRESSION
192
Symbols
215
THE FORM WE SEEK
353
INDEX
363
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About the author (1966)

Rudolf Arnheim is Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Art at Harvard University. For many years he was a member of the Psychology Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, and he spent his last ten academic years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he now lives.

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