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In Vision and Art, Livingstone explains how great painters fool the brain: why Mona Lisa’s smile seems so mysterious, Monet’s Poppy Field appears to sway in the breeze, Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie blinks like the ...
In Vision and Art, Livingstone explains how great painters fool the brain: why Mona Lisa’s smile seems so mysterious, Monet’s Poppy Field appears to sway in the breeze, Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie blinks like the lights of Times Square, and Warhol’s Electric Chair pulses with current.
Drawing on history and her own cutting- edge discoveries, Livingstone offers intriguing insights, from explanations of common optical illusions, to speculations on the correlation of learning disabilities with artistic skill. By skillfully bridging the space between science and art, Vision and Art will both arm artists and designers with new techniques that they can use in their own craft, and thrill any reader with an interest in the biology of human vision.
|1||Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light||12|
|2||The Eye and Color Vision||24|
|3||Luminance and Night Vision||36|
|4||The First Stages of Processing Color and Luminance: Where and What||46|
|5||Acuity and Spatial Resolution: Central and Peripheral Vision||68|
|6||The Next Level of Color Processing: Surround Effects||84|
|7||From 3-D to 2-D: Perspective||100|
|8||From 3-D to 2-D: Shading and Chiaroscuro||108|
|9||From 3-D to 2-D: Stereopsis||138|
|10||Illusions of Motion||152|
|11||Color Mixing and Color Resolution||164|
|12||Television, Movies, and Computer Graphics||188|
|Epilogue: Talent, Music, and Learning Disabilities||196|
Posted May 13, 2005
I recently read Vision and art : the biology of seeing / by Margaret Livingstone from my library in Ringling School of Art and Design and I thought it really taught me more about how to see as an artist than any teacher ever has. I fell in love with this book so much that I sort of became an endorsement for the product telling all my friends about it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.