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The Artful Eye - Richard L. Gregory

The Artful Eye

By: Richard L. Gregory (Editor), John Harris (Editor), Priscilla Heard (Editor), D. Rose (Editor)

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Published: 16th November 1995
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In the words of Richard Gregory `Here are to be found novel links to art and science, and to mind and brain... These many themes are captured to weave a tapestry of the intelligent brain behind the artful eye.' This fascinating volume presents the thoughts of scientists and artists working on many aspects of visual perception, ranging from the physiology of the brain, development of sight in infants, and the significance of faces, to the physics of images and the mathematics of impossible objects. There are essays on perspective, especially of Vermeer's use of the camera oscura, alongside an examination of the art of the forger, portraits of artists and scientists, and a personal statement by the late sculptress, Dame Elisabeth Frink. Complete with over 200 illustrations, including colour plates by Hockney, Magritte, Vermeer, and others, this is a an enlightening mixture of biology and aesthetics which will appeal to psychologists, vision scientists, and all those interested in the effect of the visual arts on the eye and brain.

Part I: Into the Brain D. Rose: Introduction 1: R. Gregory: Black boxes of artful vision 2: D. Rose: A portrait of the brain 3: D. Hubel and M. Livingstone: Through the eyes of monkeys and men 4: R. Latto: The brain of the beholder 5: D. Perrett et al: When is a face not a face? 6: G. Humphreys: When paying attention is too costly Part II: Starting to see R. Gregory: Introduction 7: J. Atkinson: Through the eyes of an infant 8: C. Trevarthen: Mother and baby - seeing eye to eye Part III: Behind the eyes J. Harris: Introduction 9: O. Braddick: The many faces of motion perception 10: S. Anstis and V.S. Ramachandran: At the edge of movement 11: V.S. Ramachandran: 2-D or not 2-D - that is the question 12: V. Walsh and K. Kulikowski: Seeing colour Part IV: Physic J. Harris: Introduction 13: J. Kulikowski and I. Murray: Chemical dreams 14: A. Sillito: Chemical soup Part V: Physics P. Heard: Introduction 15: M. Berry: Natural focussing 16: R. Penrose: Mathematics of the impossible Part VI: Artistry R. Gregory: Introduction 17: A. Hayes and J. Ross: Lines of sight 18: P. Steadman: In the studio of Vermeer 19: D. Phillips: How do forgers deceive art critics? 20: N. Wade: Portraits of artists and scientists

ISBN: 9780198521952
ISBN-10: 0198521952
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 16th November 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.3