DISSANAYAKE, E: Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why

Dissanayake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why. Free Press, 1992. ISBN: 0029078857. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26784) $14.00

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The controversy about the public funding of the arts in the USA has sparked off afresh the debate about the nature and function of art. This book argues that art is an essential human activity, but that this has been obscured in modern society.

Illustrated. Index. References. Notes. References. Index. 296p

BERGER, J: Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing, book coverBerger, John. Ways of Seeing. Viking Press, A Richard Seaver Book, 1973. ISBN: 0670752738. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket with a few tiny closed tears. Previous owner’s name stamped on end page. 160p. 154 reproductions. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26783) $125.00

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Classic study on the relation of pictorial images to society. First published in Great Britain by the BBC and Penguin Books. No additional printings listed on this Viking edition.

Derived from a 4 part BBC television series.

According to Berger: “The bogus religiosity which now surrounds original works of art, and which is ultimately dependent upon their market value, has become the substitute for what paintings lost when the camera made them reproducible. Its function is nostalgic. It is the final empty claim for the continuing values of an oligarchic, undemocratic culture. If the image is no longer unique and exclusive, the art object, the thing, must be made mysteriously so” (p. 23).

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Science and the Arts (Scientific American)

Scientific American Science and the Arts. 1995. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26704) $10.00

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Extensively illustrated. 111p. Some scuffing on the back. Articles by J. Bronowski, Domenic J. Iacono (on Boris Artzybasheff), George Rickey on Kinetic Art, Doris Schattschneider on Escher, Morris Kline on projective geometry, Gombrich on the visual image, Margaret Livingstone on art, illusion and the visual system and more.

RUSHTON, WAH: Visual Pigments in Man (Sherrington Lecture VI)

Visual Pigments in Man (Sherrington Lecture VI), book coverRushton, William Albert Hugh. Visual Pigments in Man (Sherrington Lecture VI). Charles C. Thomas, 1962. Unmarked. Inscription to previous owner on front end page. Very Good. Hardcover. (#26668) $16.00

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Lectures on the significance of Rhodopsin, the measurement of Rhodopsin in man, cone pigments and color blindness, and pigments and color vision. Bibliography. 38p. W. A. H. Rushton’s Principle of Univariance is of seminal importance in the study of perception. 16 figures.

Visual Pigments in Man (Sherrington Lecture VI), inside pages

CHANDLER, A: An Outstanding Collection of 3-Dimensional Drawings and Stereo Views

Chandler, Arthur; Pope, Wayne. An Outstanding Collection of 3-Dimensional Drawings and Stereo Views. Troubador Press, 1978. ISBN: 0912300965. Unmarked. Includes a pair of stereo glasses. Sticker shadow inside cover. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26657) $10.00

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Discusses the development and uses of stereoscopy, commonly known as three-dimensional photography. Includes 34 large examples of these photographs. Also includes a 3-D genealogy-landmark systems in the evolution of three-dimensional media. 32p. Measures 9.5×12.5 inches.

IONE, A: Red, White, and Blue Percept: Triangle and Light Patterning. Original Oil Painting on canvas

Red, White, and Blue Percept: Triangle and Light Patterning. Original Oil Painting on canvas, paintingIone, Amy. Red, White, and Blue Percept: Triangle and Light Patterning. Original Oil Painting on canvas 2015. (#26575) $125.00

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Evocative geometric study using shades of red, white, and blue on canvas. Measures 12″x16″ unframed.

Unpainted sides. Sale includes a signed certificate of authenticity.

Packed carefully for shipment. Sold unframed so you can frame it in the color and style you prefer.

Handmade. Original Artwork.

VITZ, P: Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision

Vitz, Paul C. and Arnold B. Glimcher. Modern Art and Modern Science: The Parallel Analysis of Vision. Praeger Publishers Inc.,U.S., 1983. ISBN: 0030624665. Unmarked. Illustrated. Dust jacket under clear mylar cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26501) $38.00

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Topics range from the thesis of parallelism to Light, Depth, and Photography. Perceptual topics include light, space, color, form, optical effects, etc. Examples from photography, stereoscopic vision, Gestalt psychology, etc. Artists include C├ęzanne, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Close, Riley, and Malevich. Notes. Bibliography. Index. 384p.