Vision and Art (Updated and Expanded Edition)

Author: Margaret S. Livingstone

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419706929

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A Harvard neurobiologist explains how vision works, citing the scientific origins of artistic genius and providing coverage of such topics as optical illusions and the correlation between learning disabilities and artistic skill.
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Feature Extraction and Image Processing for Computer Vision

Author: Mark Nixon,Alberto Aguado

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128149779

Category: Computers

Page: 650

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Feature Extraction for Image Processing and Computer Vision is an essential guide to the implementation of image processing and computer vision techniques, with tutorial introductions and sample code in MATLAB and Python. Algorithms are presented and fully explained to enable complete understanding of the methods and techniques demonstrated. As one reviewer noted, "The main strength of the proposed book is the link between theory and exemplar code of the algorithms." Essential background theory is carefully explained. This text gives students and researchers in image processing and computer vision a complete introduction to classic and state-of-the art methods in feature extraction together with practical guidance on their implementation. The only text to concentrate on feature extraction with working implementation and worked through mathematical derivations and algorithmic methods A thorough overview of available feature extraction methods including essential background theory, shape methods, texture and deep learning Up to date coverage of interest point detection, feature extraction and description and image representation (including frequency domain and colour) Good balance between providing a mathematical background and practical implementation Detailed and explanatory of algorithms in MATLAB and Python
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Visual Perception

An Introduction

Author: Nicholas J. Wade,Michael Swanston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1848720432

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

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Vision is our most dominant sense. From the light that enters our eyes to the complex cognititve provesses that follow, we derive most of our information about what thigns are, where they are and how they move from our vision.
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Color Science and the Visual Arts

A Guide for Conservators, Curators, and the Curious

Author: Roy S. Berns

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064819

Category: Art

Page: 208

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“A curator, a paintings conservator, a photographer, and a conservation scientist walk into a bar.” What happens next? In lively and accessible prose, color science expert Roy S. Berns helps the reader understand complex color-technology concepts and offers solutions to problems that occur when art is displayed, conserved, imaged, or reproduced. Berns writes for two types of audiences: museum professionals seeking explanations for common color-related issues and students in conservation, museum studies, and art history programs. The seven chapters in the book fall naturally into two sections: fundamentals, covering topics such as spectral measurements, metamerism, and color inconstancy; and applications, where artwork display, painting materials, and color reproduction are discussed. A unique feature of this book is the use of more than 200 images as its main medium of communication, employing color physics, color vision, and imaging science to produce visualizations throughout the pages. An annotated bibliography complements the main text with suggestions for further reading and more in-depth study of particular topics. Engaging, incisive, and absolutely critical for any scholar or student interested in color science, Color Science and the Visual Arts is sure to become a key reference for the entire field.
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Writing the Character-Centered Screenplay, Updated and Expanded edition

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520924178

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.
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The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition

Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets

Author: Richard Grossinger

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947116

Category: Science

Page: 840

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Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those developments, covering multiple aspects of humanity's complex relationship to the cosmos. Covering not only astronomy but also cosmology, cosmogony, astrology, and science fiction, he offers us a revelatory look at the firmament through his own telescope, fitted with an anthropological lens. Throughout his explorations, Grossinger continually reflects on the deeper meaning of our changing concepts about the universe and creation, offering insight into how each new discovery causes us to redefine the values, moralities, and aesthetics by which we live. He also calls into question the self-aggrandizing notion that humanity can and will conquer all, and injects our strident confidence in science with a healthy dose of humility and wonder. Filled with poetic observation and profound questions, The Night Sky is a brilliant reflection of humanity's relationship with the cosmos--a relationship fed by longing, doubt, and awe.
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The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition

An Actor's Reference to Over 1,000 Scenes and Monologues from More than 300 Contemporary Plays

Author: Ed Hooks

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters, action, and mood for more than 1,000 scenes in over 300 plays. Using these guidelines, the actor can quickly pinpoint the perfect monologue, then find the text in the Samuel French or Dramatist Play Service edition of the play. Newly revised and expanded, the book includes the author’s own assessment of each monologue.
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Visual Perception

An Introduction, 3rd Edition

Author: Nicholas Wade,Mike Swanston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136178309

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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Does the world appear the same to everyone? Does what we know determine what we see? Why do we see the world as we do? Vision is our most dominant sense. From the light that enters our eyes to the complex cognitive processes that follow, we derive most of our information about what things are, where they are, and how they move from our vision. Visual Perception takes a refreshingly different approach to this enigmatic sense. From the function that vision serves for an active observer, to the history of visual perception itself the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded, while still preserving the essential features of historical context, neurophysiology and independent thought that made the earlier editions so engaging. Covering the perception of location, motion, object recognition and with up-to-date information on the workings of the visual brain, the 3rd edition looks at how our ideas have been shaped, not just by psychology, but by art, optics, biology and philosophy. The emphasis on understanding vision as a basis for action in the real world has also been expanded to cover seeing representations of all sorts, whether they are pictures or computer-generated displays. The 3rd Edition of Visual Perception is a readable, accessible and truly relevant introduction to the world of perception and will be welcomed by students of visual perception as well as anyone with a general interest in the mysteries and wonder of vision.
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The Identity of Jesus Christ, Expanded and Updated Edition

The Hermeneutical Bases of Dogmatic Theology

Author: Hans W. Frei

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874612

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This is a book about Jesus of Nazareth. It is not a book about story, nor about narrative theology. Hans Frei was not a theologian of story or of narrative in any general way, and this book is neither about the narrative quality of our existence and the gospel's relation to that quality, nor about the narrative shape of the Scriptures as a whole and the call on us to place ourselves within that narrative. Rather, this is a book about the way in which Jesus of Nazareth's identity is rendered by the Gospels--largely the Synoptic Gospels, particularly the Gospel of Luke, and especially in the passion and resurrection sequences--by means of a certain kind of narrative. --from the Foreword by Mike Higton
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Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

A Sourcebook of ArtistsÕ Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles)

Author: Kristine Stiles,Peter Selz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520253744

Category: Art

Page: 1141

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An essential text in the field of contemporary art history, it has now been updated to represent 30 countries and over 100 new artists. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.
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