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    DescriptionRudolf Arnheim's great forte is his ability to illuminate the perceptual processes that go into the making and reception of artworks - painting, sculpture, architecture, and film. Over the years, his pioneering mode of 'reading' art from a unique scientific/philosophic perspective has garnered him an established and devoted audience. That audience will take pleasure in Arnheim's most recent collection of essays, one that covers a range of topics and includes titles such as "Outer Space and Inner Space," "What Is an Aesthetic Fact?," "As I Saw Children's Art," "Two Ways of Being Human," "Consciousness - an Island of Images," and "From Chaos to Wholeness." The notion of structure is Arnheim's guide in these explorations. Most of the essays examine the nature of structure affirmatively: how it comes about, its incentives and objectives, its celebration of perfection. He is interested in how artists grope for structure to shape powerful, enlightening images, and how a scientist's search for truth is a search for structure. Writing with enviable clarity, even when deploying complex arguments, Arnheim makes it easy and exciting to follow him as he thinks. America is not abundantly supplied with 'public intellectuals' such as Rudolf Arnheim - to have his writings with us is cause for celebration. 'The word 'structure' appears for good reason in the title of this collection...Structure seems to be needed as an arbiter wherever this civilization of ours is split by selfish interests and fighting for either/or decisions. The essays want to speak with the voice of reason, because they want to show how the parts require the whole.'


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    Title
    The Split and the Structure
    Subtitle
    Twenty Eight Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rudolf Arnheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 125
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520204782
    ISBN 10: 0520204786
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AB
    DC20: 700
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 701
    B&T Approval Code: A02070000
    DC22: 701
    BIC subject category V2: AMA
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    B&T Approval Code: A02060000
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    LC classification: N70 .A688 1996, N70.A688 1
    Thema V1.0: AB, AGA, ATFA, JBCC, AMA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 photos.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    17 October 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Rudolf Arnheim is Professor Emeritus of the Psychology of Art at Harvard University. For many years he was a member of the Psychology Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, and he spent his last ten academic years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he now lives.
    Back cover copy
    The notion of structure is Arnheim's guide in these explorations. Most of the essays examine the nature of structure affirmatively: how it comes about, its incentives and objectives, its celebration of perfection. His interested in how artists grope for structure to shape powerful, enlightening images, and how a scientist's search for truth is a search for structure.