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The Art Of Seeing

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 000654746X
Genre : Authors, English
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At the age of 16, Huxley was stricken with an eye disease which left him in a state of near-blindness for many years thereafter. In 1939, in a state of exasperation, he began to practise the method of visual re-education evolved by Dr W.H. Bates. Within two months he was reading without spectacles and without eyestrain. An enthusiastic convert, Huxley wrote this book, a homage to the Bates method and a serious challenge to the orthodox medical profession.

The Art Of Seeing

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : OCLC:29627443
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The Art Of Seeing

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : OCLC:247256796
Genre : Eye
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The Art Of Seeing

Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ISBN : 0892361565
Genre : Art
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This study attempts to gain information concerning the receptive, as opposed to the creative, aesthetic experience by talking to museum professionals who spend their working lives identifying, appraising, and explicating works of art. The study is based on an underlying assumption that rules and practices for looking at art exist and must be mastered if success is to ensue. The anthropological research approach uses semi-structured interviews and subjects the responses to systematic analysis. Major conclusions emphasize the unity and diversity of the aesthetic experience. The structure of the aesthetic experience is found to be an intense involvement of attention in response to a visual stimulus, for no other reason than to sustain the interaction. The experiential consequences of such a deep and autotelic involvement are an intense enjoyment characterized by feelings of personal wholeness, a sense of discovery, and a sense of human connectedness. The aesthetic content requires two sets of preconditions that make the experience possible: the challenges contained in the object and the skills of the viewer. While the structure of the aesthetic experience is rated similar in terms by all the respondents, the challenges, or content stimuli that triggers the experience vary considerably. These challenges of art are the formal structure of the work, its emotional impact, the intellectual references it carries, and the opportunities it creates for a dialogue among the artist, his time, and the viewer. Without this content challenge there would be nothing to arrest the viewer, and consequently no experience. Level of skill is critical. Challenges and skill must be nearly in balance for the attention to become focused. A complex work of art will engage only a person who has developed complex visual skills. The book is divided into six chapters and concludes with appendices. "Interview Questions for Museum Professionals" and "Aesthetic Experience Questionnaire Form." Contains approximately 100 references. (MM)

The Art Of Seeing Things

Author : John Burroughs
ISBN : 0815628803
Genre : Nature
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A collection of essays by noted naturalist John Burroughs in which he contemplates a wide array of topics including farming, religion, and conservation. A departure from previous John Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of his writing to include religion, philosophy, conservation, and farming. In doing so, it emphasizes the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the lively connection the author makes between perceiving nature and how perception permeates all aspects of life experiences

Vision And Art

Author : Margaret Livingstone
ISBN : UOM:39015055206810
Genre : Art
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A Harvard neurobiologist explains how vision works, citing the scientific origins of artistic genius and providing coverage of such topics as optical illusions and the correlation between learning disabilities and artistic skill.

Ways Of Seeing

Author : John Berger
ISBN : 9780141035796
Genre : Art
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John Berger's Ways of Seeing changed the way people think about painting and art criticism. This watershed work shows, through word and image, how what we see is always influenced by a whole hose of assumptions concerning that nature of beauty, truth, civilization, form, taste, class and gender. Exploring the layers of meaning within oil paintings, photographs and graphic art, Berger argues that when we see, we are not just looking - we are reading the language of images.

The Art Of Seeing

Author : Maximos (of Simonopetra)
ISBN : 1936773198
Genre : Christian art and symbolism
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This book studies icons and iconographic themes in the light of Orthodox theology, making special use of perspectives and insights from the patristic interpretation of Scripture. The four chapters here lucidly treat diverse topics, including the enigmatic face of Christ, the paradoxes of Annunciation, the art of Chalcedon, the aesthetics of ambiguity, the art of kenosis, hagiographically oriented studies on St. George, Byzantine warrior saints, and the contemporary theology of the 'icon screen'.--Publisher.

The Eye

Author : Simon Ings
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123284999
Genre : Eye
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We spend about one-tenth of our waking hours completely blind Only one percent of what we see is in focus at any one time We exist in a world we see that's always about half a second behind the real one In fact you don't need eyes to see - blind volunteers have been taught to see through their chests Wasps can't see, but map their surroundings instead If we are stared at, our heartbeat rises and our galvanic skin response alters How many generations did it take for the first fish to acquire eyes? Answer: 400,000 Why dohumans have whites to their eyes when other species don't? Could it be that thinking arose as an evolutionary response to seeing? Without eyes, would minds exist at all? Be prepared to have your eyes opened! Using a spellbinding mix of scientific research, mathematics, philosophy, history, neuroscience, anecdote and language theory, in The EyeSimon Ings unravels brilliantly the never-ending puzzle of how and why we see in the way that we do. From looking at the work of a huge range of theorists and scientists, to myths and personal experiences, and with the help of a beguiling mix of illustrated visual conundrums and enigmas, Ings triumphs with a compelling dissection of the age-old mysteries of the eye that's both seriously interesting and interestingly fun. He tells the eye's whole story for the very first time, fusing eye and sight into a single story - this is popular science of the highest order.

Believing And Seeing

Author : Roland Recht
ISBN : 9780226706061
Genre : Architecture
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Developments in medieval science that elevated sight above the other senses found religious expression in the Christian emphasis on miracles, relics, and elaborate structures. In his incisive survey of Gothic art and architecture, Roland Recht argues that this preoccupation with vision as a key to religious knowledge profoundly affected a broad range of late medieval works. In addition to the great cathedrals of France, Recht explores key religious buildings throughout Europe to reveal how their grand designs supported this profusion of images that made visible the signs of scripture. Metalworkers, for example, fashioned intricate monstrances and reliquaries for the presentation of sacred articles, and technical advances in stained glass production allowed for more expressive renderings of holy objects. Sculptors, meanwhile, created increasingly naturalistic works and painters used multihued palettes to enhance their subjects’ lifelike qualities. Reimagining these works as a link between devotional practices in the late Middle Ages and contemporaneous theories that deemed vision the basis of empirical truth, Recht provides students and scholars with a new and powerful lens through which to view Gothic art and architecture.

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