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The Image and the Eye : Further Studies in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation - E H Gombrich

The Image and the Eye

Further Studies in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation

Paperback Published: 29th September 1994
ISBN: 9780714832432
Number Of Pages: 322
For Ages: 13+ years old

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A companion volume to Art and Illusion, The Image and the Eye provides a comprehensive and intriguing overview of art and our perception of it. In a series of papers and lectures, Professor Gombrich presents his thoughts and arguments on subjects as diverse as photography's tricks with perspective, the problems of expressing emotion through art and how pictorial representation can alter the way in which we see the real world. Like all Professor Gombrich's works, these masterly pieces display a lively curiosity and an infectious enthusiasm for understanding the challenges presented by art.

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"A generous clarity of style and a quite breathtaking amplitude of reference. Gombrich's unique combination of wisdom and curiosity is exhilarating."-The Sunday Times

Visual discovery through art; moment and movement in art; ritualized gesture and expression in art; action and expressionism in Western art; the mask and the face - the perception of physiognomic likeness in life and in art; the visual image - its place in communication; mirror and map - theories of pictorial representation; experiment and experience in the arts; standards of truth - the arrested image and the moving eye; image and code - scope and limits of conventionalism in pictorial representation.

ISBN: 9780714832432
ISBN-10: 071483243X
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8 - 17
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 29th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 17.3  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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