Vision and Art Updated and Expanded Edition

Vision and Art  Updated and Expanded Edition

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.

Author: Margaret S. Livingstone

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1419706926

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.
Categories: Art

Feature Extraction and Image Processing for Computer Vision

Feature Extraction and Image Processing for Computer Vision

Livingstone, M. S., Vision and Art (Updated and Expanded Edition), Harry N.
Abrams, New York USA, 2nd Edition 2014. Lutz, M., Learning Python, O'Reilly
Media, Sebastopol CA USA, 5th Edition 2013. Marr, D., Vision, W. H. Freeman
and Co., ...

Author: Mark Nixon

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128149775

Category: Computers

Page: 650

View: 754

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
Categories: Computers

Politics and Vision

Politics and Vision

Continuity and Innovation in Western Political Thought - Expanded Edition
Sheldon S. Wolin. 110. 111. ... 34, art. 1. Ibid. I, q. 108, art. 2, in The Basic
Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, ed. A. C. Pegis, 2 vols. (New York: Random
House, 1945).

Author: Sheldon S. Wolin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691174051

Category: Political Science

Page: 792

View: 598

Politics and Vision is a landmark work by one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. This is a significantly expanded edition of one of the greatest works of modern political theory. Sheldon Wolin's Politics and Vision inspired and instructed two generations of political theorists after its appearance in 1960. Substantially expanded for republication in 2004, it is both a sweeping survey of Western political thought and a powerful account of contemporary predicaments of power and democracy. In lucid and compelling prose, Sheldon Wolin offers original, subtle, and often surprising interpretations of political theorists from Plato to Rawls. Situating them historically while sounding their depths, he critically engages their diverse accounts of politics, theory, power, justice, citizenship, and institutions. The new chapters, which show how thinkers have grappled with the immense possibilities and dangers of modern power, are themselves a major theoretical statement. They culminate in Wolin’s remarkable argument that the United States has invented a new political form, "inverted totalitarianism,“ in which economic rather than political power is dangerously dominant. In this expanded edition, the book that helped to define political theory in the late twentieth century should energize, enlighten, and provoke generations of scholars to come. Wolin originally wrote Politics and Vision to challenge the idea that political analysis should consist simply of the neutral observation of objective reality. He argues that political thinkers must also rely on creative vision. Wolin shows that great theorists have been driven to shape politics to some vision of the Good that lies outside the existing political order. As he tells it, the history of theory is thus, in part, the story of changing assumptions about the Good. Acclaimed as a tour de force when it was first published, and a major scholarly event when the expanded edition appeared, Politics and Vision will instruct, inspire, and provoke for generations to come.
Categories: Political Science

The New Vision

The New Vision

Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1987. . A Way of Seeing. Essay by James
Agee. New York: Viking Press,1965; expanded edition, New York: Horizon, 1981.
Levy, Julien. Memoir of an Art Gallery. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870995507

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 318

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A broad historical study of the provocative innovations of European and American photography between the World Wars. Presents more than 160 images from the Ford Motor Company Collection of photographs.
Categories: Photography, Artistic

New Vision

New Vision

Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century Hossein Amirsadeghi, Salwa Mikdadi,
Nada M. Shabout ... In 2003. a much expanded version ( thanks to the Altajir
Trust ) became Mightier than the Sword and toured first to the lan Potter Museum
in ...

Author: Hossein Amirsadeghi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124132536

Category: Art, Arab

Page: 288

View: 320

"With over 500 stunning colour illustrations New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century offers the most comprehensive, scholarly and in-depth survey yet of what is happening at the cutting-edge of art in the Arab world." "In the perpetual quest for the new, the exciting and the innovative, the attention of the global art community has in recent years been more and more focused on the Middle East. Exhibitions and articles have highlighted a remarkable burst of creativity in the region, as Arab countries from Syria to Algeria, Egypt to Lebanon and Palestine to Saudi Arabia have launched some of the most fascinating artists in recent years." "The conceptual playfulness of Hassan Khan, the charged paintings of Jeffar Khaldi, the organic sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid, and the moving photography of Yto Barrada have dazzled audiences with their variety, innovation and thoughtfulness. Until now, however, nobody has captured the vitality of the region s art in a single book." "Five groundbreaking essays offer the best context to date for contemporary Arab art. These are followed by some 90 superbly illustrated profiles of key artists, organizations and galleries. Mixing the well known (such as Mona Hatoum or Susan Hefuna) with the up and coming (for example, Steve Sabella or Mireille Astore). Exclusive interviews with artists and key curators give an unrivalled insight into the aims, ideas and inspirations of this new generation." "Perfect for all scholars, students and lovers of art, as well as all those interested in the broader Arab cultures, this book is set to become the touchstone publication on this increasingly important and exciting subject." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Art, Arab

Rock Art Research

Rock Art Research

Rock art science : the scientific study of palaeoart Robert G . Bednarik Rock Art
Science The Scientific Study of Palaeoart The second ... 00 ) , this completely
updated and expanded edition has been produced at a much more reasonable
price . ... In Rock art science , he offers his overall vision for the study of rock art .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036213817

Category: Art, Prehistoric

Page:

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Categories: Art, Prehistoric

Collective Vision

Collective Vision

Based on the MCA ' s rich and distinguished history , the staff and board set out to
draft an artistic and educational blue - print for an expanded institution . The goal
was to create a new international standard for what a contemporary art ...

Author: Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)

Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

ISBN: UOM:39015038567635

Category: Art

Page: 129

View: 529

"It is said that art reveals the heart of humankind, architecture the soul of civilization. This summer, heart and soul will merge in the new building for Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Designed by famous Berlin architect Josef Paul Kleihues (his first U.S. commission), the new MCA stands beside both celebrated Michigan Avenue and the city's stunning lake shore. This book examines the entire process of starting and then dramatically expanding a contemporary art museum, from the tumultuous sixties to the cusp of a new century. The MCA's achievements, such as Christo's first wrapping of a public building (1969), Frida Kahlo's first U.S. exhibition (1978), and Jeff Koons's first full-scale museum exhibition (1988) are discussed, accompanied by historic photographs. -- In his essay "Josef Paul Kleihues: Chicago and Berlin," art and architecture critic Franz Schulze considers the conceptual framework of Kleihues's design for the MCA, as well as the architect's adaptive reuse of the Hamburger Bahnhof train station to house Berlin's Museum of Contemporary Art. Finally, color reproductions of 40 works from the vast MCA permanent collection are juxtaposed with informative text on more than 30 featured artists, including Francis Bacon, Leon Golub, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. The sum of these parts is a fascinating volume that thoroughly examines the very idea of an art museum according to its corresponding ideal: presenting, interpreting, and collecting the art of our time for a diverse audience." -- Publisher description.
Categories: Art

Exploring the Invisible

Exploring the Invisible

With a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a wealth of stunning images, this expanded edition of Exploring the Invisible draws on the latest scholarship to provide a global perspective on the scientists and artists who explore life on Earth ...

Author: Lynn Gamwell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191058

Category: Art

Page: 528

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How science changed the way artists understand reality Exploring the Invisible shows how modern art expresses the first secular, scientific worldview in human history. Now fully revised and expanded, this richly illustrated book describes two hundred years of scientific discoveries that inspired French Impressionist painters and Art Nouveau architects, as well as Surrealists in Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Lynn Gamwell describes how the microscope and telescope expanded the artist's vision into realms unseen by the naked eye. In the nineteenth century, a strange and exciting world came into focus, one of microorganisms in a drop of water and spiral nebulas in the night sky. The world is also filled with forces that are truly unobservable, known only indirectly by their effects—radio waves, X-rays, and sound-waves. Gamwell shows how artists developed the pivotal style of modernism—abstract, non-objective art—to symbolize these unseen worlds. Starting in Germany with Romanticism and ending with international contemporary art, she traces the development of the visual arts as an expression of the scientific worldview in which humankind is part of a natural web of dynamic forces without predetermined purpose or meaning. Gamwell reveals how artists give nature meaning by portraying it as mysterious, dangerous, or beautiful. With a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a wealth of stunning images, this expanded edition of Exploring the Invisible draws on the latest scholarship to provide a global perspective on the scientists and artists who explore life on Earth, human consciousness, and the space-time universe.
Categories: Art

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life

Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life

William Blake's Sexual Path to Spiritual Vision. ... Revised and expanded edition,
New York: Delano Greenidge, 2000. ... Steefel, Lawrence D. Jr. The Position of
Duchamp's Glass in the Development of His Art [1961 doctoral dissertation, ...

Author: Jacquelynn Baas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262042741

Category: Art

Page: 400

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A groundbreaking reading of Duchamp's work as informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices identifying creative energy with the erotic impulse. Considered by many to be the most important artist of the twentieth century, the object of intensive critical scrutiny and extensive theorizing, Marcel Duchamp remains an enigma. He may be the most intellectual artist of all time; and yet, toward the end of his life, he said, “If you wish, my art would be that of living: each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual or cerebral.” In Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life, Jacquelynn Baas offers a groundbreaking new reading of Duchamp, arguing in particular that his work may have been informed by Asian “esoterism, ” energetic spiritual practices that identify creative energy with the erotic impulse. Duchamp drew on a wide range of sources for his art, from science and mathematics to alchemy. Largely overlooked, until now, have been Asian spiritual practices, including Indo-Tibetan tantra. Baas presents evidence that Duchamp's version of artistic realization was grounded in a western interpretation of Asian mind training and body energetics designed to transform erotic energy into mental and spiritual liberation. She offers close readings of many Duchamp works, beginning and ending with his final work, the mysterious, shockingly explicit Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau 2° le gaz d'éclairage, (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas). Generously illustrated, with many images in color, Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life speculates that Duchamp viewed art making as part of an esoteric continuum grounded in Eros. It asks us to unlearn what we think we know, about both art and life, in order to be open to experience.
Categories: Art

Audio Vision Sound on Screen

Audio Vision  Sound on Screen

This edition includes a glossary of terms, a chronology of several hundred significant films, and the original foreword by sound designer, editor, and Oscar honoree Walter Murch.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231546379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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Michel Chion’s landmark Audio-Vision has exerted significant influence on our understanding of sound-image relations since its original publication in 1994. Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception. Sound in audiovisual media does not merely complement images. Instead, the two channels together engage audio-vision, a special mode of perception that transforms both seeing and hearing. We don’t see images and hear sounds separately—we audio-view a trans-sensory whole. In this updated and expanded edition, Chion considers many additional examples from recent world cinema and formulates new questions for the contemporary media environment. He takes into account the evolving role of audio-vision in different theatrical environments, considering its significance for music videos, video art, commercial television, and the internet, as well as conventional cinema. Chion explores how multitrack digital sound enables astonishing detail, extending the space of the action and changing practices of scene construction. He demonstrates that speech is central to film and television and shows why “audio-logo-visual” is a more accurate term than “audiovisual.” Audio-Vision shows us that sound is driving the creation of a sensory cinema. This edition includes a glossary of terms, a chronology of several hundred significant films, and the original foreword by sound designer, editor, and Oscar honoree Walter Murch.
Categories: Performing Arts

History of Art

History of Art

This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts.

Author: H. W. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 0131833316

Category: Art

Page: 1032

View: 328

This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.
Categories: Art

Silent Movies Early Sound Films on DVD New Expanded Edition

Silent Movies   Early Sound Films on DVD  New Expanded Edition

Art directors: C. Wilfrid Arnold, Bertram Evans. ... still packs enough ambiance
and atmosphere to hold a modern audience's attention, especially in its original
tinted version. ... [AVAILABLE on DVD in St Clair Vision's Hitchcock Collection.

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557433353

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

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Thanks to DVD, a great number of silent films and early talkies are now available for home viewing. In fact, so many of these wonderful movies can now be purchased, rented or borrowed by classic motion picture fans that an up-to-date reference work to the best (and the middling and the worst) has become essential. In this comprehensive guide, fans and enthusiasts will find not only familiar titles like Lon Chaney's "Phantom of the Opera" or Douglas Fairbanks' "Thief of Bagdad" or Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last"; but the less familiar "Down to the Sea in Ships" (starring a young Clara Bow), "Evangeline" (Dolores Del Rio), "Stella Dallas" (Belle Bennett), "Monsieur Beaucaire" (Rudolph Valentino), Ford Sterling's "The Show-Off," and Al Jolson's "Big Boy," to mention just a few of the many hundreds of titles detailed in this massive book. 440 pages of insightful text! Over 110 wonderful photos!
Categories: Performing Arts

A Dictionary of Symbols

A Dictionary of Symbols

Running from “abandonment” to “zone” by way of “flute” and “whip,” spanning the cultures of the world, and including a wealth of visual images to further bring the reality of the symbol home, A Dictionary of Symbols, here ...

Author: Juan Eduardo Cirlot

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681371986

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 803

A classic encyclopedia of symbols by Catalan polymath Joan Cirlot that illuminates the symbolic underpinnings of myth, modern psychology, literature, and art. Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s A Dictionary of Symbols is a feat of scholarship, an act of the imagination, and a tool for contemplation, as well as a work of literature, a reference book that is as indispensable as it is brilliant and learned. Cirlot was a composer, a poet, an art critic, and a champion of modern art whose interest in surrealism helped to bring him to the study of symbolism. Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, René Guénon, Erich Fromm, and Gaston Bachelard also helped to shape his thinking in a book that explores the space between the world at large and the world within, where, as Cirlot sees it, nothing is meaningless, everything is significant, and everything is in some way related to something else. Running from “abandonment” to “zone” by way of “flute” and “whip,” spanning the cultures of the world, and including a wealth of visual images to further bring the reality of the symbol home, A Dictionary of Symbols, here published for the first time in English in its original, significantly enlarged form, is a luminous and illuminating investigation of the works of eternity in time.
Categories: Reference

Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications

Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications

The second edition of this successful machine vision textbook is completely updated, revised and expanded by 35% to reflect the developments of recent years in the fields of image acquisition, machine vision algorithms and applications.

Author: Carsten Steger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527413652

Category: Science

Page: 516

View: 230

The second edition of this successful machine vision textbook is completely updated, revised and expanded by 35% to reflect the developments of recent years in the fields of image acquisition, machine vision algorithms and applications. The new content includes, but is not limited to, a discussion of new camera and image acquisition interfaces, 3D sensors and technologies, 3D reconstruction, 3D object recognition and state-of-the-art classification algorithms. The authors retain their balanced approach with sufficient coverage of the theory and a strong focus on applications. All examples are based on the latest version of the machine vision software HALCON 13.
Categories: Science

Visual Perception

Visual Perception

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 ...

Author: Nicholas Wade

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136178306

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

View: 925

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.
Categories: Psychology

Leonardo Journal of International Society for the Arts Sciences and Technology

Leonardo   Journal of International Society for the Arts  Sciences and Technology

1 , 72 - 82 ( 1992 ) and “ Anamorpho - sis and the Eccentric Observer : History ,
Technique , and Current Practice , " Leonardo 25 , No . ... An expanded version of
the catalog appeared as the book Hidden Images : Games of Perception ,
Anamorphic Art , Illusion : From the Renaissance to ... Veltman , “ Perspective ,
Anamorphosis , and Vision , " Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 21 (
1986 ) pp .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047953644

Category: Art, Modern

Page:

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International journal of contemporary visual artists.
Categories: Art, Modern

Sound Vision

Sound   Vision

Here , TV er art , it's the B & W songs by Fiona Ap- toon is remastered , original -
happily , ple , Fall Out Boy , with all old extras ... A CHARLIE BROWN
CHRISTMAS : Expanded Edition ( Fantasy , CD ) . ... 4 alternate takes , new liner
notes .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114074060

Category: Home entertainment systems

Page:

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Categories: Home entertainment systems

Campaign Craft

Campaign Craft

A comprehensive guide to and analysis of modern political campaign communication.

Author: Daniel M. Shea

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015042253073

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 653

A comprehensive guide to and analysis of modern political campaign communication.
Categories: Political Science

Creative Knitting

Creative Knitting

Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.

Author: Mary Walker Phillips

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486499154

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 126

View: 695

Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Visual Perception

Visual Perception

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.

Author: Nicholas J. Wade

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781848720435

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 785

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.
Categories: Psychology