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Author Minissale, Gregory.
Title The psychology of contemporary art / Gregory Minissale.
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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 Floor3  N6490 .M537 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xxxv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Brain; 3. Body; 4. World.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "While recent studies in neuroscience and psychology have shed light on our sensory and perceptual responses to art, they have yet to explain our responses to contemporary art which downplays perceptual responses and instead encourages conceptual thought. The Psychology of Contemporary Art brings together the most important developments in recent scientific research on visual perception and cognition and applies the results of empirical experiments to analyses of contemporary artworks not normally addressed by psychological studies. The author explains, in simple terms, how neuroaesthetics, embodiment, metaphor, conceptual blending, situated cognition and extended mind offer fresh perspectives on specific contemporary artworks - including those of Marina Abramović, Francis Alÿs, Tracey Emin, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Marcus Harvey, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschorn, Gabriel Orozco, Marc Quinn and Cindy Sherman. This book will appeal to psychologists, cognitive scientists, artists and art historians, as well as those interested in a deeper understanding of contemporary art"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Psychological aspects.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9781107019324 hardback
110701932X hardback
OCLC number 843124222