The Art of Seeing

An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Encounter

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Rick Emery Robinson

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892361564

Category: Art

Page: 203

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This study attempts to gain information concerning the receptive, as opposed to the creative, aesthetic experience by talking to museum professionals who spend their working lives identifying, appraising, and explicating works of art. The study is based on an underlying assumption that rules and practices for looking at art exist and must be mastered if success is to ensue. The anthropological research approach uses semi-structured interviews and subjects the responses to systematic analysis. Major conclusions emphasize the unity and diversity of the aesthetic experience. The structure of the aesthetic experience is found to be an intense involvement of attention in response to a visual stimulus, for no other reason than to sustain the interaction. The experiential consequences of such a deep and autotelic involvement are an intense enjoyment characterized by feelings of personal wholeness, a sense of discovery, and a sense of human connectedness. The aesthetic content requires two sets of preconditions that make the experience possible: the challenges contained in the object and the skills of the viewer. While the structure of the aesthetic experience is rated similar in terms by all the respondents, the challenges, or content stimuli that triggers the experience vary considerably. These challenges of art are the formal structure of the work, its emotional impact, the intellectual references it carries, and the opportunities it creates for a dialogue among the artist, his time, and the viewer. Without this content challenge there would be nothing to arrest the viewer, and consequently no experience. Level of skill is critical. Challenges and skill must be nearly in balance for the attention to become focused. A complex work of art will engage only a person who has developed complex visual skills. The book is divided into six chapters and concludes with appendices. "Interview Questions for Museum Professionals" and "Aesthetic Experience Questionnaire Form." Contains approximately 100 references. (MM)
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The Art of Seeing Things

Essays

Author: John Burroughs,Charlotte Zoë Walker

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628804

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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A collection of essays by noted naturalist John Burroughs in which he contemplates a wide array of topics including farming, religion, and conservation. A departure from previous John Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of his writing to include religion, philosophy, conservation, and farming. In doing so, it emphasizes the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the lively connection the author makes between perceiving nature and how perception permeates all aspects of life experiences
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The Art of Seeing

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eye

Page: 147

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Explains the Bates method for improving one's eyesight, discusses causes of visual problems, and describes techniques for relaxing and exercising the eyes
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The Art of Seeing

The Best of Reuters Photography

Author: Ulli Michel

Publisher: Financial Times Management

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 210

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The Reuters News Pictures Service was created in 1985 and has since become the world's leading provider of photographic images. Their 130 full-time staff photographers, and many more contract and freelance photographers, are on the spot, all over the world, covering and capturing stories as they happen. Reuters photographers have won many top awards for their work, most recently first prize in the World Press photo award. The images provided by Reuters News Pictures Service are used by approximately 1,500 newspapers and magazines worldwide as well as countless on-line customers.
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Tracking & the art of seeing

how to read animal tracks & sign

Author: Paul Rezendes

Publisher: Camden House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A comprehensive guide to animal tracking covers rodents, rabbits, weasels, racoons, foxes, wolves, coyotes, deer, sheep, elk, moose, and bears
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The Art of Seeing

A Novel

Author: Cammie McGovern

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743234057

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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As a child, the flamboyant, brooding, and beautiful Rozzie was always the star of her family -- especially in her younger sister Jemma's eyes. So when Rozzie takes up acting and, as a teenager, wins a part in a major motion picture, life changes irrevocably for both sisters. Rozzie is catapulted into the chaotic adult world of celebrity while Jemma travels to movie sets and relishes her sister's fame -- never seeing the strain that the spotlight puts on Rozzie. Soon Jemma develops her own artistic ambitions as a photographer, and Rozzie is forced to reveal the secret she has kept from her family for years -- a rare eye condition that threatens her vision. Only then does Jemma begin to see the truth about her sister and herself -- a reality that threatens the delicate balance of their relationship. A moving and profound story about family, celebrity, envy, and ultimately love, The Art of Seeing is a brilliant exploration of the powerful and enduring connection between sisters.
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Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e

How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign

Author: Paul Rezendes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062735241

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks and sign. Illustrated with hundreds of his original photographs, Tracking & the Art of Seeing provides complete information on the behavior and habitat of over 50 animal species and shows you how to identify animals by their tracks, tail patterns, droppings, dens, scratches and other signs.
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Photography and the Art of Seeing

A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography

Author: Freeman Patterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 156

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In this third edition of Photography and the Art of Seeing, Freeman Patterson reviews principles of composition and visual design and provides techniques and exercises for breaking away from traditional concepts. Aspiring photographers are made aware of the barriers to seeing and learn how to observe, imagine and express in a personal and creative way.
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Photography and the Art of Seeing

A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography

Author: Freeman Patterson

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079803

Category: Art

Page: 154

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"How to perceive and photograph subjects using focused awareness and dynamic design. Includes color photographs and instructional guidance."--Provided by publisher.
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