Arnheim, Gestalt and Art: A Psychological Theory

By Ian Verstegen

Arnheim, Gestalt and artwork is the 1st book-length dialogue of the strong taking into account the psychologist of paintings, Rudolf Arnheim. Written as an entire assessment of Arnheim’s considering, it covers primary problems with the significance of mental dialogue of the humanities, the prestige of gestalt psychology, many of the feel modalities and media, and developmental matters. via continuing in a course from normal to precise after which continuing via dynamic methods as they spread in time (creativity, improvement, etc.), the publication discovers an unappreciated harmony to Arnheim’s pondering. now not content material to easily summarize Arnheim’s conception, notwithstanding, Arnheim, paintings, and Gestalt is going directly to enhance (and sometimes query) Arnheim’s findings with the modern result of gestalt-theoretical study from around the globe, yet specially in Italy and Germany. the result's a possible review of the psychology of artwork with bridges outfitted to modern examine, making Arnheim’s strategy dwelling and sustainable.

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