New Essays on the Psychology of Art
By (author) Rudolf Arnheim
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New Essays on the Psychology of Art by Rudolf Arnheim
Book DescriptionThousands of readers who have profited from engagement with the lively mind of Rudolf Arnheim over the decades will receive news of this new collection of essays expectantly. In the essays collected here, as in his earlier work on a large variety of art forms, Arnheim explores concrete poetry and the metaphors of Dante, photography and the meaning of music. There are essays on color composition, forgeries, and the problems of perspective, on art in education and therapy, on the style of artists' late works, and the reading of maps. Also, in a triplet of essays on pioneers in the psychology of art (Max Wertheimer, Gustav Theodor Fechner, and Wilhelm Worringer) Arnheim goes back to the roots of modern thinking about the mechanisms of artistic perception.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520055544
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1986
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rudolf Arnheim
Toward a Psychology of Art, Paperback (August 2010)
Based on the assumption that art is subject to psychology, accessible to understanding, and needed for any comprehensive survey of mental functioning, this book offers psychological findings range from experiments in the perception of shape or observations on the art work of children to broad deliberations on nature of images or of inspiration.
Entropy and Art, Paperback (August 2010)
An essay that attempts 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.
Dynamics of Architectural Form, Paperback (October 2009)
Explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture.
Power of the Center, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Rudolf Arnheim
Using many examples, this title considers the factors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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Author Biography - Rudolf Arnheim
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.
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