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Emerging Visions of the Aesthetic Process : In Psychology, Semiology, and Philosophy - Gerald C. Cupchik

Emerging Visions of the Aesthetic Process

In Psychology, Semiology, and Philosophy

By: Gerald C. Cupchik (Editor), Janos Laszlo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th September 1992
ISBN: 9780521400510
Number Of Pages: 348

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This book is about aesthetic processes and play from the perspectives of psychologists, philosophers, and semiologists. They explore the underlying processes from many viewpoints, including the prehistoric roots of language and art; the historical evolution of artistic, literary, and musical styles; the structure of artworks from both gestalt and semiotic perspectives; the biological and psychological processes underlying production and appreciation; the appeal of sentimental art; emotional responses to art and other aesthetic forms; personality in relation to artistic style; the testing and measurement of art-related skills; the relations between social life and literary understanding; literature in relation to media; as well as neurobiological, developmental and individual growth perspectives on play activity.

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"...this volume is both intelligible and compelling for almost everyone with an interest in aesthetics...Superb contributions on artist psychology and knowledge in relation to interpretation provide bulletproof protection for category approaches to art, and breathtakingly original essays on sentimental art and the complementarity of art and design deserve to be read alongside the canonical works of philosophical aesthetics." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Daniel Berlyne and disinterested criticism: inter- and intra-disciplinary discourse
Visual Aesthetics
But is it science?
The 'frame' as a key to visual perception
Aesthetics and visual semiotics
The complementarity of art and design
From perception to production: a multileveled analysis of the aesthetic process
A science of vision for visual art
Sweetness and light: psychological aesthetics and sentimental art
Psychobiography and visual creativity: four pattern
Cognitive profiles of artists
Assessing knowledge in the visual arts
Literary and Other Aesthetic Processes
The beginning of a new psychology: Vygotsky's psychology of art
Empirical aesthetics in the USSR: selected topics
The psychology of literature: a social-cognitive approach
Why literature is not enough, or: literary studies as media studies
Uncovering the laws of literary history
Evolution of art and brain asymmetry: a review of empirical investigations
A neurophysiological theory of play
Paradoxes of children's play in Vygotsky's theory
The personal component in playing interfaces
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ISBN: 9780521400510
ISBN-10: 0521400511
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 25th September 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.66