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Now in paperback, this groundbreaking study by Harvard neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone explores the inner workings of vision, demonstrating that how we see art depends ultimately on the cells in our eyes and our brains.

In Vision and Art, Livingstone explains how great painters fool the brain: why Mona Lisas smile seems so mysterious, Monets Poppy Field appears to sway in the breeze, Mondrians Broadway Boogie Woogie blinks like the lights of Times Square, and Warhols Electric Chair pulses with current.

Drawing on history and her own cutting- edge discoveries, Livingstone offers intriguing insights, from explanations of common optical illusions, to speculations on the correlation of learning disabilities with artistic skill. By skillfully bridging the space between science and art, Vision and Art will both arm artists and designers with new techniques that they can use in their own craft, and thrill any reader with an interest in the biology of human vision.

About the Author

Margaret Livingstone is professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. She studies vision with a focus on how the eye and brain use color and luminance information, dyslexia and visual processing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810995543
Author:
Livingstone, Margaret
Publisher:
Tate Publishing
Foreword by:
Hubel, David
Foreword:
Hubel, David
Author:
Livingstone, Margaret S.
Author:
Hubel, David
Author:
Hodge, Susie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art; Vision; seeing; perception
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Painting -- Psychology.
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20150303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
115 color illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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