The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts

  • Title: The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts
  • Author: Rudolf Arnheim
  • ISBN: 9780520062429
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Power of the Center A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts Using a wealth of examples Arnheim considers the factors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting sculpture and architecture
    Using a wealth of examples, Arnheim considers the factors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

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    About Rudolf Arnheim


    1. Rudolf Arnheim 1904 2007 was a German born author, art and film theorist, and perceptual psychologist He learned Gestalt psychology from studying under Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang K hler at the University of Berlin and applied it to art His magnum opus was his book Art and Visual Perception A Psychology of the Creative Eye 1954 Other major books by Arnheim have included Visual Thinking 1969 , and The Power of the Center A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts 1982 Art and Visual Perception was revised, enlarged and published as a new version in 1974, and it has been translated into fourteen languages He lived in Germany, Italy, England, and America Most notably, Arnheim taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan He has greatly influenced art history and psychology in America.


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    1. The world is being blinded by the tidal wave of photographs pushed through social media. So much noise, so little of lasting value. And if like me, you aspire to artistic photography "not through argument but through feeling", working to "close the gap between you and everything that is not you" [to quote "Shock of the New" by Robert Hughes], then perhaps going back to some "basics" is just the tonic the gin ordered.Enter: "The Power of the Centre" ("POC") by Rudolf Arnheim, a study of compositi [...]

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    2. A lot of good insights, but, man, was this hard to read: jargony with lots of long sentences. You can sense that German was the author's first language.

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    3. This is an amazing and extremely though-provoking book. It reveals, with a huge number of interesting and relevant examples, the dynamics of the "center". The workings of the mind - of the artist and the viewer - is explored in great detail. By ending with a psychological overlay, the book stresses its applicability to daily life. It will definitely make me think of art, but life in general, much more differently.

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    4. Unele concepte au fost destul de greu de înțeles pentru mine. Nu e o carte 'for dummies', dar am aflat câteva lucruri interesante privitoare la compoziție în pictură.

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    5. Best book I've read on composition.

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    6. Testo eccellente, sperimentale e insieme rigoroso, ricco di esempi e idee da studiare. È una miniera di riflessioni per chiunque si occupi di rappresentazione e composizione nello spazio.

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