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Structure of Paintings

ISBN-10: 3211357394
ISBN-13: 9783211357392
Edition: 2006
Authors: Michael Leyton
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Description: Michael Leyton has developed new foundations for geometry in which shape is equivalent to memory storage. A principal argument of these foundations is that artworks are maximal memory stores. The theory of geometry is developed from Leyton's  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Actar Birkhauser Distribution
Publication date: 8/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Michael Leyton has developed new foundations for geometry in which shape is equivalent to memory storage. A principal argument of these foundations is that artworks are maximal memory stores. The theory of geometry is developed from Leyton's fundamental laws of memory storage, and this book shows that these laws determine the structure of paintings. Furthermore, the book demonstrates that the emotion expressed by a painting is actually the memory extracted by the laws. Therefore, the laws of memory storage allow the systematic and rigorous mapping not only of the compositional structure of a painting, but also of its emotional expression. The argument is supported by detailed analyses of paintings by Picasso, Raphael, Cezanne, Gauguin, Modigliani, Ingres, De Kooning, Memling, Balthus and Holbein.

Michael Leyton is a professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigatory Award for outstanding work in cognitive science.

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