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Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye // Rudolf Arnheim

Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye // Rudolf Arnheim

50th Anniversary Edition 2004, University of California Press, 528 pages

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

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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


"A book which reflects so well the author's urbanity, catholicity, and keenness of mind, as well as his technical grasp of the scientific and the artistic, is no small achievement."

Psychological Bulletin

"In this much-needed book, the author brings together the results of good thinking in areas, heretofore, comparatively removed from one another."

Audio-Communication Bulletin

"The author starts with a kernel of hard-boiled psychological fact . . . as a landing platform for a soaring stratospheric flight into a beautiful, amorphous sky."

Quarterly Review of Biology

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