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- 出版社: A Bradford Book (2003/12/19)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 0262194848
- ISBN-13: 978-0262194846
- 発売日： 2003/12/19
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 17.8 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
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The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain (MIT Press) (英語) ハードカバー – 2003/12/19
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How did the human brain evolve so that consciousness of art could
develop? In The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious
Brain, Robert Solso describes how a consciousness that evolved for other
purposes perceives and creates art. Drawing on his earlier book Cognition
and the Visual Arts and ten years of new findings in cognitive research
(as well as new ideas in anthropology and art history), Solso shows that
consciousness developed gradually, with distinct components that evolved over time.
One of these components is an adaptive consciousness that includes the ability to
imagine objects that are not present -- an ability that allows us to create (and
perceive) visual art. Solso describes the neurological, perceptual, and cognitive
sequence that occurs when we view art, and the often inexpressible effect that a
work of art has on us. He shows that there are two aspects to viewing art:
nativistic perception -- the synchronicity of eye and brain that transforms
electromagnetic energy into neuro-chemical codes -- which is "hard-wired" into the
sensory-cognitive system; and directed perception, which incorporates personal
history and knowledge -- the entire set of our expectations and past experiences.
Both forms of perception are part of the appreciation of art, and both are products
of the evolution of the conscious brain over hundreds of thousands of
Solso also investigates the related issues of neurological
and artistic perception of the human face, the effects of visual illusions, and the
use of perspective. The many works of art used as examples are drawn from a wide
range of artistic traditions, from ancient Egypt to Africa and India and the
Fun to read and encyclopedic in its range, the book should be of interest
to scholars in many disciplines.
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As a student of architecture and neuroscience I read this book years ago and I am still referencing to it today.
Although he repeats some of the subjects he discusses in his earlier book, Cognition and the Visual Arts, the book presents new information as well. It is easy to follow and engage with the author's arguments.
Especially the chapters on faces and artistic schemata were quite helpful to me encouraging me to explore more.
It's a great introductory book (in fact an internediate level book) written for the broader public from a scientist who has recognized the importance of bringing together neuroscience and art.
Also, I found this book far more useful to my research than books by Dutton, Dissanayake, Arnheim, etc on the same subject