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Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 1 mar 2008

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5.0 su 5 stelle Fascinating subject for those who think art and science are fun and interesting. 23 marzo 2017
Di Kirk A. Campana - Pubblicato su
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I am really enjoying this book as an artist and as one fascinated by the life sciences. The book delves into the neuro-biology of vision, but does not get mired in technical details; and the author always brings the subject back to art and the human experience. The book includes many good quality reproductions of art that illustrate the authors ideas. I have been sharing the ideas and images with my teens (who also like art and science) as I read through this book; it is rare I read something I that can share with my kids in all detail. This book is one.
5.0 su 5 stelle The fascinating meeting of science and art 21 dicembre 2010
Di Wende Mate - Pubblicato su
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"Seeing is believing" is a very old adage, but what is it that we really see? That is the big question this book seeks to answer. And a very big question it is. Vision is very complex, as we know, but it is often made even more so by art and the tricks that can be played on the observer. Artists have discovered, probably by intuition, and often capitalized on what it is that we think we see rather than what we are really seeing. This book not only gives many examples of this, but leaves the reader with the feeling that this may very well be the key to why art is such an important subject.

Artists will love this book, mostly because it explains much of the science that lies behind vision and tricks of vision with lots of illustrations. Visually-directed people of all stripes will appreciate that element because it puts the science within easy grasp. But I also believe that anyone who is interested in the intersection of science, art and the mind will find this book to be uniquely fascinating page after page after page.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Required reading for all visual artists 4 agosto 2013
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Professor Livingstone and her staff have done critical research into how the mechanics, optics, chemistry and perception of seeing impacts our impression of the visual world. Written in an accessible style with numerous examples from the world of art, this book is an essential reference for anyone who creates or looks at art. It may take multiple reading trough to fully grasp the concepts described but the effort is well worth it. Artists can use the tools and techniques to better define their images. Viewers gain a deeper understanding of the visual cues and tones used by artists. "Vision and Art" will forever change the way you see the world around you.
5.0 su 5 stelle For Colorists and More 28 maggio 2016
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Livingstone is a major neurophysiologist who loves art. Her research has included a lot of work on color, and this informs her discussions which include some interesting examples from contemporary art. Those who want a deeper understanding can find that in her published research. She worked with Nobelian David Hubel, who wrote the foreword. No use complaining that the scope of her treatment isn't as broad as her title. This looks like a coffee table book, but serious science is behind it.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Essential Information for All Visual Artists 6 febbraio 2013
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How human visual perception works may seem intuitive or obvious to artists--but you would be wise to study this book and realize that it's much more complex, subtle, and amazing than you think. Livingstone lays it out with great illustrations and very readable explanations of complicated cell-level processes. Then she goes on to show how great artists have applied these principles to their work. She answers many questions regarding the mechanisms which make great art so evocative.
If you want to be a good artist, or understand what's happening when we appreciate art, get this book.