Cognition and the Visual Arts
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Description: An experienced and prolific writer, Robert Solso has a gift for simplifying sometimes difficult concepts in science. Here he brings a refreshing new approach to the psychology of art, synthesizing research from a vast collection of data on how humans perceive, process, and store information and applying it to the viewing and interpretation of art. In this first systematic study of the connection between the new cognitive psychology and its importance to art, Solso reflects on the long relationship between humankind and art, observing that "mind and art are one." A major theme of this book, in fact, is that the clearest view of the mind comes when we create or experience art, a reverse of the usual view of art and cognition. The illustrations cover a wide range of examples, including African, Asian, and prehistoric art, but focusing primarily on Western art. The treatment of cognition applies a blend of the standard information-processing model, brain function, and neural networks. Cognitive Psychology series
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $42.00
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/26/1996
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Robert L. Solso is Professor and Head of the Cognitive Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.
|The Big Window: The Science of Vision|
|The Brain and Vision|
|Figure and Form Perception|
|Context, Cognition, and Art|
|The Eyes Have It: Eye Movements and the Perception of Art|
|A Truly Marvelous Feast: Visual Perspective|
|Perspective and the History of Art|
|Connections: Canonic Representations, Memory, and the Cognition of Art|