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Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order
     

Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order

by Rudolf Arnheim
 

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This essay is an attempt to reconcile the disturbing contradiction between the striving for order in nature and in man and the principle of entropy implicit in the second law of thermodynamics - between the tendency toward greater organization and the general trend of the material universe toward death and disorder.

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This essay is an attempt to reconcile the disturbing contradiction between the striving for order in nature and in man and the principle of entropy implicit in the second law of thermodynamics - between the tendency toward greater organization and the general trend of the material universe toward death and disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520266001
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Edition description:
First Edition, 40th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
1,397,976
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Art at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College. He was author of many books, including Art and Visual Perception, Film as Art, Power of the Center, and Visual Thinking.

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