Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays / Edition 2

Toward a Psychology of Art: Collected Essays / Edition 2

by Rudolf Arnheim
     
 

'A worthy companion to the writer's Art and Visual Perception, and the two books together form one of the outstanding contributions of this century to the psychology of art.'--Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism See more details below

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'A worthy companion to the writer's Art and Visual Perception, and the two books together form one of the outstanding contributions of this century to the psychology of art.'--Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520266018
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/13/2010
Edition description:
45th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
1,431,947
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction

I. KEYNOTES
Form and the Consumer
Agenda for the Psychology of Art

II. THE SENSE OF SIGHT
Perceptual Abstraction and Art
The Gestalt Theory of Expression
Perceptual and Aesthetic Aspects of the Movement Response
Perceptual Analysis of a Rorschach Card
A Review of Proportion

III. THE VISIBLE WORLD
Order and Complexity in Landscape Design
The Myth of the Bleating Lamb
Art History and the Partial God
Accident and the Necessity of Art
Melancholy Unshaped
From Function to Expression

IV. SYMBOLS
Artistic Symbols—Freudian and Otherwise
Perceptual Analysis of a Symbol of Interaction
Four Analyses:
The Holes of Henry Moore
A Note on Monsters
Picasso's "Nightfishing at Antibes"
Concerning the Dance
Abstract Language and the Metaphor

V. GENERALITIES
On Inspiration
Contemplation and Creativity
Emotion and Feeling in Psychology and Art
The Robin and the Saint

VI. TO TEACHERS AND ARTISTS
What Kind of Psychology?
Is Modern Art Necessary?
The Form We Seek

Index

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