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Art + Science Now: How scientific research and tec&hellip by Stephen Wilson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant, comprehensive resource. The layout of the pages is very engaging, a very good balance of photos and text, and the text is efficient and not waffling, which is something rare in art books today, there is either no writing to give proper information on concepts or intentions behind a piece or pages of analysis that doesn't actually say anything . An UNBEATABLE overview of this specific area of art.
The Penguin Book of Art Writing by Karen Wright
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm an art student and I found this book great, it's huge so it is safe to say it will have something for everyone, the subjects are really varied and interesting. It definitely got me thinking and all the passages are relatively short, it's a good all rounder.
Can't give it enough praise, possibly not good for in depth research about one topic, it is a quite generalised selection but definitely a must read for art students to dip in and out of.
The Neural Imagination: Aesthetic and Neuroscienti&hellip by Irving Massey
The language is extremely heavy going, which you may argue comes from the subject but I have read around this subject before (specifically 'neuroaesthetics') and I found the book not useful in exploring the subject, it only has a chapter on the visual arts and it is heavily referenced to the point were the text do not flow at all, making for a very tedious experience.
It didn't hit any interesting subjects within the topic either, I would recommend turning to anything by Semir Zeki, specifically 'art and the brain' and V.S. Ramachandran, whom also has video lectures online about ' the neurology of aesthetics'.
The book has a few illustrations and the introductory sections to… Read more

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