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Experiencing Art: In the Brain of The Beholder

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In excellent condition other than slight wear to spine and small crease, both on title page.

How do we appreciate a work of art? Why do we like some artworks but not others? Is there no accounting for taste? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Shimamura considers how we experience art. In a thoughtful and entertaining manner, the book explores how the brain interprets art by engaging our sensations, thoughts, and emotions. It describes interesting findings from psychological and brain sciences as a way to understand our aesthetic response to art. Beauty, disgust, surprise, anger, sadness, horror, and a myriad of other emotions can occur as we experience art. Some artworks may generate such feelings rather quickly, while others depend on thought and knowledge. Our response to art depends largely on what we know-from everyday knowledge about the world, from our cultural backgrounds, and from personal experience. Filled with artworks from many traditions and time points, "Experiencing Art" offers insightful ways of broadening one's approach and appreciation of art.

Item details

Author(s):
Arthur P. Shimamura
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
900g
Edition:
1st (2013)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199936935
ISBN-13:
9780199936939
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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In excellent condition other than slight wear to spine and small crease, both on title page.

How do we appreciate a work of art? Why do we like some artworks but not others? Is there no accounting for taste? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Shimamura considers how we experience art. In a thoughtful and entertaining manner, the book explores how the brain interprets art by engaging our sensations, thoughts, and emotions. It describes interesting findings from psychological and brain sciences as a way to understand our aesthetic response to art. Beauty, disgust, surprise, anger, sadness, horror, and a myriad of other emotions can occur as we experience art. Some artworks may generate such feelings rather quickly, while others depend on thought and knowledge. Our response to art depends largely on what we know-from everyday knowledge about the world, from our cultural backgrounds, and from personal experience. Filled with artworks from many traditions and time points, "Experiencing Art" offers insightful ways of broadening one's approach and appreciation of art.

Author(s):
Arthur P. Shimamura
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
900g
Edition:
1st (2013)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199936935
ISBN-13:
9780199936939
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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