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    DescriptionWhile recent studies in neuroscience and psychology have shed light on our sensory and perceptual experiences of art, they have yet to explain how contemporary art downplays perceptual responses and, instead, encourages conceptual thought. The Psychology of Contemporary Art brings together the most important developments in recent scientific research on visual perception and cognition and applies the results of empirical experiments to analyses of contemporary artworks not normally addressed by psychological studies. The author explains, in simple terms, how neuroaesthetics, embodiment, metaphor, conceptual blending, situated cognition and extended mind offer fresh perspectives on specific contemporary artworks - including those of Marina Abramovic, Francis Alys, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Marcus Harvey, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschorn, Gabriel Orozco, Marc Quinn and Cindy Sherman. This book will appeal to psychologists, cognitive scientists, artists and art historians, as well as those interested in a deeper understanding of contemporary art.

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    The Psychology of Contemporary Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Minissale
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 410
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107019324
    ISBN 10: 110701932X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: ABA, JMR
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    DC22: 701/.1, 701.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC23: 700.19
    LC classification: N6490 .M537 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/PSYCAS
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JM, ABA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illus. 5 tables
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    25 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gregory Minissale is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Auckland where he teaches contemporary art and theory. He is the author of Framing Consciousness in Art (2009) and Images of Thought (2006).
    Review quote
    'This book is well written and clear in its presentation. The author explores experimental aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, and cognitive psychology in depth, incisively pointing out problematic issues in each area related to processes underlying the creation and appreciation of contemporary art. A pleasure to read.' Gerald Cupchik, University of Toronto Scarborough 'A really ambitious work that provides an impressive review of much recent psychological, and especially neuropsychological, research as well as many perceptive suggestions on how it can be applied to contemporary art. Highly sophisticated in its handling of both psychology and art.' John Onians, University of East Anglia
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Brain; 3. Body; 4. World.