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Description - New Essays on the Psychology of Art by Rudolf Arnheim

Thousands 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 Details

ISBN: 9780520055544
ISBN-10: 0520055543
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1986
Country of Publication: United States

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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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