OVERBY, O: Art and Religion: Faith, Form and Reform (1984 Paine Lectures in Religion, University of Missouri-Columbia)

Art and Religion: Faith, Form and Reform (1984 Paine Lectures in Religion, University of Missouri-Columbia), book coverOverby, Osmund (editor). Art and Religion: Faith, Form and Reform (1984 Paine Lectures in Religion, University of Missouri-Columbia). 1986. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26068) $12.00

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B/W illustrations. Includes “Psychological Dimensions in the Art of Eastern Christendom” by Thomas F. Mathews, “Picturing Theology: Martin Luther and Lucas Cranach” by John W. Cook and “El Greco: Between the Renaissance and the Counter Reformation” by Jonathan Brown. 66p.

TRIMBLE: MR: The Intentional Brain: Motion, Emotion, and the Development of Modern Neuropsychiatry

Trimble, Michael R. The Intentional Brain: Motion, Emotion, and the Development of Modern Neuropsychiatry. Johns Hopkins Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781421419497. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket.Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26032) $16.00

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Illustrated. References. 308p. Examines culture and mind–brain relations from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on the romantic era of the 19th century.

LARUSSO, DA: Mind the Shadows: An Essay on Nonverbal Communication

Mind the Shadows: An Essay on Nonverbal Communication, book coverLaRusso, Dominic A. Mind the Shadows: An Essay on Nonverbal Communication. 1971. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name inside cover. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25957) $12.00

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Dominic A. LaRusso (1924-2000) was a pioneer in research and writing on nonverbal communication.

ANNAS, GJ: Standard of Care: The Law of American Bioethics

Annas, George J. Standard of Care: The Law of American Bioethics. Oxford University Press, USA, 1993. ISBN: 0195072472. Unmarked text. Dust jacket has a bumped corner soft corner crease. Notes. Index. 291p. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#25892) $12.00

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Standard of Care explores the fundamental value conflicts confronting medicine and society through the late 20th Century by examining courtroom resolutions of real bioethical disputes, often of constitutional dimension. This case-based approach, which ranges from abortion to euthanasia, from AIDS to organ transplantation, from genetic research to the artificial heart and rationing, illuminates the value choices with which the power (and impotence) of medicine confronts us.

MARCUS, G: The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists

Marcus, Gary; Freeman, Jeremy (editors). The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists. Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780691173313. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Glossary. Index. 284p. Very Good. Paperback. (#25873) $12.00

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Contributors include: Misha Ahrens, Ned Block, Matteo Carandini, George Church, John Donoghue, Chris Eliasmith, Simon Fisher, Mike Hawrylycz, Sean Hill, Christof Koch, Leah Krubitzer, Michel Maharbiz, Kevin Mitchell, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, David Poeppel, Krishna Shenoy, Olaf Sporns, Anthony Zador.

DIDI-HUMBERMAN, G: Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art

Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art, book coverDidi-Huberman, Georges. Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780271024721. Factory sealed. 336p. Measures 5.5×8.5 inches. 18 illustrations. New. Paperback. (#25865) $28.00

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According to Didi-Huberman, visual representation has an “underside” in which seemingly intelligible forms lose their clarity and defy rational understanding.

Art historians, he goes on to contend, have failed to engage this underside, where images harbor limits and contradictions, because their discipline is based upon the assumption that visual representation is made up of legible signs and lends itself to rational scholarly cognition epitomized in the “science of iconology.”

Didi-Huberman suggests that art historians look to Freud’s concept of the “dreamwork,” not for a code of interpretation, but rather to begin to think of representation as a mobile process that often involves substitution and contradiction.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Perception: Mechanisms and Models: Readings from “Scientific American”

 Perception: Mechanisms and Models: Readings from "Scientific American", book coverHeld, Richard; Richards, Whitman (editors). Perception: Mechanisms and Models: Readings from “Scientific American” 1972. ISBN: 0716708523. Unmarked. Some edge wear on back cover. 390p. Index. Good. Paperback. (#25850) $12.00

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Six sections, 39 readings. Survey on the various modes of operation of perceptual systems, late 20th century. Illustrated throughout.

Authors include Crombie, Miller, Broadbent, Gazzangia, Loewenstein, Kalmus, Wald, Hubel, Muntz, Pritchard, Julesz, Notion, Stark, Gregory, Rock, Wallach, Land, Kohler, Gibson, S[erry and others.

Topics include the organization of the perceptual systems, sensory systems, physiological analyzers, perceptual processes, illusions and constancies, and development and modifications.