Art and illusion

a study in the psychology of pictorial representation.

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Art and illusion

a study in the psychology of pictorial representation.

  • 4.67 ·
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  • 79 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read

"Considered a great classic by all who seek a meeting ground between science and the humanities. Art and Illusion examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day theories of visual perception information and learning. Searching for a rational explanation of the changing styles of art, Gombrich reexamines many ideas on the imitation of nature and the function of tradition.

In testing his arguments he ranges over the history of art, noticing particularly the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks, and the visual discoveries of such masters as Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, as well as the impressionists and the cubists. Gombrich's main concern is less with the artists than with ourselves, the beholders."--BOOK JACKET.

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Pantheon Books
Language
English
Pages
466

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Art and illusion: a study in the psychology of pictorial representation
2000, Princeton University Press
in English - Millennium ed., with a new preface by the author
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Cover of: Art and illusion
Art and illusion: a study in the psychology of pictorial representation
1961, Bollingen Foundation, distributed by] Pantheon Books
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Edition Notes

Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [397]-439)

Series
Bollingen series, 35. The A. W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 5, The Bollingen series,, 35., The A. W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts,, 5.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
701.15
Library of Congress
N70 .G615 1960, N70 .G615 1965

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Pagination
xxxi, 466 p.
Number of pages
466

ID Numbers

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OL5775338M
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LCCN
59013517
Library Thing
25095

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