Art and Visual Perception, Second Edition (Paperback)

A Psychology of the Creative Eye

By Rudolf Arnheim

University of California Press, 9780520243835, 518pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2004

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Description

Since its publication fifty years ago, this work has established itself as a classic. It casts the visual process in psychological terms and describes the creative way one's eye organizes visual material according to specific psychological premises. In 1974 this book was revised and expanded, and since then it has continued to burnish Rudolf Arnheim's reputation as a groundbreaking theoretician in the fields of art and psychology.


About the Author

Rudolf Arnheim is Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Art at Harvard University. His books include Film as Art (California, 1957), Visual Thinking (1969), The Dynamics of Architectural Form (California, 1977), The Split and the Structure: Twenty-eight Essays (California, 1996).


Praise For Art and Visual Perception, Second Edition: A Psychology of the Creative Eye

". . . . definitive. . . . Translated into fourteen languages, it is one of the most widely-read and influential art books of the century."

— Leonardo

"The clear, direct, flexible writing is powerfully reinforced by the numerous illustrations . . . not one of which is superfluous."

— Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism