Art and Visual Perception, Second Edition: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

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University of California Press, Nov 8, 2004 - Art - 508 pages
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"In The Ego and the Id Freud argued that a cogent thought process, to say nothing of conscious intellectual work, could not exist amidst the unruliness of visual experience. Over the last half century in a sequence of landmark books, Rudolf Arnheim has not only shown us how wrong that is, he has parsed the grammar of form with uncanny acuity and taught us how to read it."—Jonathan Fineberg, author of Art since 1940: Strategies of Being

"It is a book of first-rate importance, and many aspects of the psychology of art are for the first time given a scientific basis. It is sure to have a far-reaching influence, and artists themselves would benefit from reading it."—Sir Herbert Read

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Contents

BALANCE
16
SHAPE
42
FORM
96
Verticle and horizontal 182 Obliqueness
187
The birth of form in sculpture 208 Sticks and slabs 209
203
SPACE
218
LIGHT
303
COLOR
330
MOVEMENT
372
DYNAMICS
410
EXPRESSION
444
NOTES
463
BIBLIOGRAPHY
487
INDEX
503
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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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