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    DescriptionNever before published essays by the widely admired psychologist of art. Arnheim spiritedly asserts art's fundamental achievements. Rudolf Arnheim has spent a lifetime analyzing the basic psychological principles that make works of visual art meaningful, stirring, indispensable, and lasting. But recent fashionable attitudes and theories about art, he argues, are undermining the foundation of artistic achievement itself. The essays collected in this volume are written in his familiar, careful, and solidly supported manner, but under present circumstances they amount to a call to arms. Included is a series of miniature monographs on a variety of great works of art. In other essays, Arnheim uncovers enlightening perspectives in the art of the blind, in architectural space, in caricature, and in the work of psychotics and autistic children. He also presents new scientific aspects on the psychology of art and widens our range of vision by connecting art with language, literature, and religion.


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    Title
    To the Rescue of Art
    Subtitle
    Twenty Six Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rudolf Arnheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 243
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520074590
    ISBN 10: 0520074599
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 700
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 700
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, LCO010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 700
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    B&T Approval Code: A02010000
    LC classification: N7425 .A64 1992, N7425.A64
    Thema V1.0: ABA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 February 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Rudolf Arnheim taught at Sarah Lawrence College for many years and was the first Professor of the Psychology of Art at Harvard. He taught at the University of Michigan after his retirement and is the author of ten other books, all published by the University of California Press.
    Back cover copy
    The provocative title of this new collection of essays was chosen by Rudolf Arnheim for good reason. He has spent a lifetime analyzing the basic psychological principles that make works of visual art meaningful, stirring, indispensable, and lasting. But recent fashionable attitudes and theories about art, he argues, are undermining the foundation of artistic achievement itself. He says that we must face the threat 'that the work crew charged with erecting the edifice of our principles is infiltrated by termites.'