Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye / Edition 1

Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye / Edition 1

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by Rudolf Arnheim
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520243838

ISBN-13: 9780520243835

Pub. Date: 11/08/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises.
In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's

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Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises.
In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's reputation as a groundbreaking theoretician in the fields of art and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243835
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/08/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition, Fiftieth Anniversary Printing
Pages:
518
Sales rank:
621,755
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Art and Visual Perception - A Psychology of the Creative Eye 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Difficult, but essential As an artist, I find this book a must read. It's difficult, but essential. It was pivotal in opening my mind to a multifaceted way of looking at visual organization, composition, and development. I also gained a strong vocabulary for talking and thinking about paintings from any chosen era- an invaluable skill for anyone who falls in love with a particular painting but doesn't know why or how to explain it to others. In the way that The Painter's Secret Geometry developed my appreciate for the classics, this book helped me understand Modern art.