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Neuroarthistory : From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki (Hardcover)

Author: Onians, John

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This provocative book offers a fascinating account of neuroarthistory, one of the newest and most exciting fields in the human sciences. In recent decades there has been a dramatic increase in our knowledge of the visual brain. Knowledge of phenomena such as neural plasticity and neural mirroring is making it possible to answer with a new level of precision some of the most challenging questions about both the creative process and the response to art.

Exploring the writings of major thinkers (among them Montesquieu, Burke, Kant, Marx and Freud), and leading art historians (including Pliny, Winckelmann, Ruskin, Pater, Gombrich and Baxandall), as well as artists such as Alberti and Leonardo and scientists from Aristotle to Zeki, John Onians shows how an understanding of the neural basis of the mind contributes to an understanding of all human behaviors--including art.

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300126778
SKU 206730253
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300126778
Release Date 3/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0225
Publisher Yale University Press
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