Over the last half century in a sequence of landmark books, Rudolf Arnheim has Few books continue to speak to the generations after them; Visual Thinking is. A psychologist analyzes the vision processes and argues that all thinking is perceptual in nature. For thirty-five years Visual Thinking has been the gold standard for art educators, psychologists, and general readers alike. In this seminal work, Arnheim, author.

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Andrea rated it really liked it Aug 30, In arngeim retirement Michael Eichwald MD is a photographer and remains much influenced by his uncle. He lived in Germany, Italy, England, and America. An indis-pensable tool for students and for those interested in the arts. But terrific information and a text I return to every few years just to flip thro Absolute classic essays about cognitive and gestalt psychology.

Arnheim died in at Apr 22, Cara Byrne rated it liked it. I found it a bit dated though in its perspective, and didn’t really have the energy to finish.

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Arnheim is a bit long-winded as a writer, but its fantastic stuff all the same. Mar 05, Cherish rated it liked it. Good stuff there to be sure.


Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim – Paperback – University of California Press

Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. I read this book a long time ago. A Psychology of the Creative Eye took fifteen months to complete, he felt that he essentially wrote thiniing in one long sitting.

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It also includes mental images an Some 30 years after publishing Visual ThinkingArnheim described it thus: Mark rated it liked it Nov 15, The Intelligence of Perception ii. Mar 18, Dr. The two chapters on “The intelligence of perception” I and II, are a review of the philosophical discussions that frame this otherwise formalistic and psychological treatment.

A psychologist analyzes the vision processes and argues that all thinking is perceptual in nature. In Art and Visual PerceptionArnheim tries to use science to better understand art. However, Rudolf wanted to continue his education, so his father agreed that he could spend half his week at the university and the other half at the factory. University of California Pr Amazon. In this seminal work, Arnheim, author of The Dynamics of Architectural Form, Film as Art, Toward a Psychology of Art, and Art and Visual Perception, asserts that all thinking not just thinking related to art is basically perceptual in nature, and that the ancient dichotomy between seeing and thinking, between perceiving and reasoning, is false and misleading.

In The Power of the CenterArnheim addresses the interaction of art and architecture on concentric and grid spatial patterns.


Visual Thinking

A lot of reading. Max and Hilda had one child, Michael. They lived in Highgate, England, and had no children.

Jan 17, Lisa rated it liked it. This book will help you gain some understanding of cognitive psychology.

Gary Coombs rated it liked it Dec 30, A Psychology of the Creative Eye Thinking With Pure Shapes. University of California Press- Architecture – pages. What if one could take this further and change whole sentences of semantic thought in to a basic shape?

Sep 24, Charles rated it liked it. What if pictures, or hieroglyphics, could be made into a deeper and more complex langauge, that is yet more rapidly understandable and recognizable by the same order? Although I rushed through this book when it was assigned for my first psychology class at Union Theological Seminary in New York, I suspect that its argument and evidences that all thinking is sensory Arnheim’s emphasis being on the visual sense has influenced me ever since.

It also includes mental images and knowledge based on experience.