In this classic volume, Rudolf Arnheim, an authority on the psychological interpretation of the visual arts, turns his experienced eye to the visual aspects of buildings, amplifying 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."
The Dynamics of Architectural Form, 30th Anniversary Edition
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"Arnheim was the best kind of romantic. His wisdom, his patient explanations and lyrical enthusiasm are those of a teacher."—New York Times