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Visual Thinking

ISBN-10: 0520242262
ISBN-13: 9780520242265
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Anniversary)
Authors: Rudolf Arnheim
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Description: For thirty-five years Visual Thinking has been the gold standard for art educators, psychologists, and general readers alike. In this seminal work, Arnheim, author of The Dynamics of Architectural Form, Film as Art, Toward a Psychology of Art, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 357
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

For thirty-five years Visual Thinking has been the gold standard for art educators, psychologists, and general readers alike. In this seminal work, Arnheim, author of The Dynamics of Architectural Form, Film as Art, Toward a Psychology of Art, and Art and Visual Perception, asserts that all thinking (not just thinking related to art) is basically perceptual in nature, and that the ancient dichotomy between seeing and thinking, between perceiving and reasoning, is false and misleading. An indis-pensable tool for students and for those interested in the arts.

Early stirrings
The intelligence of perception (i)
The intelligence of perception (ii)
Two and two together
The past in the present
The images of thought
Concepts take shape
Pictures, symbols, and signs
What abstraction is not
What abstraction is
With feet on the ground
Thinking with pure shapes
Words in their place
Art and thought
Models for theory
Vision in education
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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