Visual thinking

Arnheim, Rudolf

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  • Creator Rudolf Arnheim
  • Format Books
  • Publication Thirty-fifth anniversary printing. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1997] ©1997
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 345 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 0520242262, 9780520242265
  • OCLC ocm55201666

Summary

  • "This book is an attempt to proceed from earlier studies of art to a broader concern with visual perception as a cognitive activity ..."--Pref.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-338) and index.

Contents

  • Early stirrings -- The intelligence of perception -- 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
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