The Dynamics of Architectural Form

The Dynamics of Architectural Form The power of the visual effects exerted by architecture in our own time and in the past has been largely neglected in recent discussion with its focus on practical utility and other economic and so

  • Title: The Dynamics of Architectural Form
  • Author: Rudolf Arnheim
  • ISBN: 9780520035515
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • The power of the visual effects exerted by architecture, in our own time and in the past, has been largely neglected in recent discussion, with its focus on practical utility and other economic and social factors Such an account of the human needs met by architecture remains sadly incomplete unless the expressive visual qualities of buildings are recognized as among theirThe power of the visual effects exerted by architecture, in our own time and in the past, has been largely neglected in recent discussion, with its focus on practical utility and other economic and social factors Such an account of the human needs met by architecture remains sadly incomplete unless the expressive visual qualities of buildings are recognized as among their foremost effects.A fresh approach is overdue an attempt to analyze these psychological qualities with the principles of visual perception Such an attempt is made in this new volume by Rudolf Arnheim, who has been known, since the publication of his Art and Visual Perception, as an authority on the psychological interpretation of the visual arts As he now turns his experienced eye to the visual aspects of buildings, he amplifies his theories with new features specific to the medium of the architect Arnheim explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture with his customary clarity and precision Of particular interest is his thorough analysis of order and disorder in design, the nature of visual symbolism, and the relations between practical function and perceptual expression.Arheim s ability to deal with theoretical principles in a concrete and easily accessible way assures him the attention of the general reader whose concern with the arts leads to the aesthetic and psychological aspects of the broader environment At the same time, Arnheim s strikingly original approach will stimulate professionals and students concerned with the theory and practice of modern and historical architecture.

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    About " Rudolf Arnheim "

  • Rudolf Arnheim

    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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  • One of the first books I read as student of Architecture. Amazing source for understanding beyond shapes/lines/colors/structures of architecture.


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