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The Resource Art and illusion; : a study in the psychology of pictorial representation

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
Title
Art and illusion;
Title remainder
a study in the psychology of pictorial representation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Considered a great classic by all who seek for 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 triumph in Art and Illusion arises from the fact that his main concern is less with the artists than with ourselves, the beholders
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1909-2001
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Gombrich, E. H.
Dewey number
701.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N70
LC item number
.G615 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bollingen series, 35. The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Kunstpsychologie
  • Art
  • Art
Label
Art and illusion; : a study in the psychology of pictorial representation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [397]-439)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Psychology and the riddle of style -- pt. 1. The limits of likeness. From light into paint ; Truth and the stereotype -- pt. 2. Function and form. Pygmalion's power ; Reflections on the Greek Revolution ; Formula and experience -- pt. 3. The beholder's share. The image in the clouds ; Conditions of illusion ; Ambiguities of the third dimension -- pt. 4. Invention and discovery. The analysis of vision in art ; The experiment of caricature ; From representation to expression
Control code
ocm00772510
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 466 pages
Lccn
59013517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3623
  • (OCoLC)00772510
Label
Art and illusion; : a study in the psychology of pictorial representation
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. [397]-439)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Psychology and the riddle of style -- pt. 1. The limits of likeness. From light into paint ; Truth and the stereotype -- pt. 2. Function and form. Pygmalion's power ; Reflections on the Greek Revolution ; Formula and experience -- pt. 3. The beholder's share. The image in the clouds ; Conditions of illusion ; Ambiguities of the third dimension -- pt. 4. Invention and discovery. The analysis of vision in art ; The experiment of caricature ; From representation to expression
Control code
ocm00772510
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 466 pages
Lccn
59013517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3623
  • (OCoLC)00772510

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