Art and Visual Perception: New Version, Revised and Enlarged: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

Art and Visual Perception: New Version, Revised and Enlarged: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

by RudolfArnheim (Author)

Synopsis

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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 508
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 12 Sep 1974

ISBN 10: 0520026136
ISBN 13: 9780520026131

Media Reviews
The clear, direct, flexible writing is powerfully reinforced by the numerous illustrations . . . not one of which is superfluous. -- Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Author Bio
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.