1st Edition

A Transformation Theory of Aesthetics

ISBN 9781138651401
Published October 9, 2017 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book develops a theory of picture perception and aesthetic response, arguing that images can generate in us a complex pattern of mental changes, or transformations. It is essential reading to those seriously involved in linking the arts and cognitive sciences.

Table of Contents

List of Figures;  Foreword;  Introduction;  1. The Biological and Procedural Bases of Neuropsychology  2. The Experimental Evidence  3. The Possible Origins of Cerebral Specialization  4. The Right-Hemisphere Cognitive Paradigm  5. Children’s Drawing  6. The Languages of Art  7. A Transformational Theory of Aesthetics  8. Art and Aesthetic Experience  9. The Transformational Planes;  Appendix: Psychoanalysis and Art;  Notes;  Bibliography;  Index

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Michael Stephan