Art & Art History

Art and Visual Perception

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Art and Visual Perception

Arnheim, R. (1974). Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Berkeley: University of California...

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The Power of the Center

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

The Power of the Center

Arnheim, R. (1988). The Power of the Center : A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts : The New Version. Berkeley: University of California...

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Art as Experience

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Art as Experience

Dewey, J. (1934). Art as Experience. New York: Capricorn...

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Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Dustin, C. & Ziegler, J. (2005). Practicing Mortality: Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Summary: A collaborative undertaking between an artist and a philosopher, this monograph attempts to deepen our understanding of “contemplative seeing” by addressing the works of Plato, Thoreau, Heidegger, and more. The authors explore what it means to “see” reality and contemplate how viewing reality philosophically and artfully is a form of spirituality. In this way, by developing a new conception of active visual engagement, the...

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The Art and Science of Portraiture

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

The Art and Science of Portraiture

Lightfoot, S. L. & Davis, J. H. (1997). The Art and Science of Portraiture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass...

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John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Jackson, P. (1998). John Dewey and the Lessons of Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University...

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