Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

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University of California Press, 1974 - Psychology - 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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Contents

BALANCE
1
H SHAPE
32
FORM
82
GRCWWTT
155
SPACE
213
LIGHT
292
COLOR
323
NKNHHAENT
360
TENSION
397
EXPRESSION
425
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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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