Rudolf Arnheim has been known, since the publication of his groundbreaking Art and Visual Perception in 1974, as an authority on the psychological interpretation of the visual arts. Two anniversary volumes celebrate the landmark anniversaries of his works in 2009. In The Power of the Center, Arnheim uses a wealth of examples to consider the actors that determine the overall organization of visual form in works of painting, sculpture, and architecture. The Dynamics of Architectural Form explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture with Arnheim's customary clarity and precision.
In Defense of Presidential Libraries: Why the Failure to Build an Obama Library Is Bad for Democracy
There will be no Barack Obama Presidential Library. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. The nation’s first African American president will not have a presidential library administered by …Read More >