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The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain (MIT Press)

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ISBN-13: 978-0262194846
ISBN-10: 0262194848
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Fun to read and encyclopedic in its range, the book should be of interest to scholars in many disciplines.

(V. S. Ramachandran Science)

About the Author

Robert L. Solso is Professor and Head of the Cognitive Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Product Details

  • Series: MIT Press
  • Hardcover: 294 pages
  • Publisher: A Bradford Book (December 19, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262194848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262194846
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,500,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Solso has left us years ago but this book remains as one of his chief contributions to the field.
As a student of architecture and neuroscience I read this book years ago and I am still referencing to it today.
Although he repeats some of the subjects he discusses in his earlier book, Cognition and the Visual Arts, the book presents new information as well. It is easy to follow and engage with the author's arguments.

Especially the chapters on faces and artistic schemata were quite helpful to me encouraging me to explore more.
It's a great introductory book (in fact an internediate level book) written for the broader public from a scientist who has recognized the importance of bringing together neuroscience and art.
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This author has a good knowledge of his subject. His earlier book is wonderful with insight. This book is a revamp of that material with a summary of some recent research. For my needs the first book is more to my taste.
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The best book...enough said. I love it. It mixes two of my passions in the best way.
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