The Artful Eye by R. L. GregoryThe Artful Eye by R. L. Gregory

The Artful Eye

EditorR. L. Gregory, J. Harris, P. Heard

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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In the words of Richard Gregory 'Here are to be found novel links to art and science, and to mind and brain ... These many themes are captured to weave a tapestry of the intelligent brain behind the artful eye.' This fascinating volume presents the thoughts of scientists and artists working on many aspects of visual perception, ranging from the physiology of the brain, development of sight in infants, and the significance of faces, to the physics of images and the mathematics of impossible objects. Thereare essays on perspective, especially of Vermeer's use of the camera obscura, alongside an examination of the art of the forger, portraits of artists and scientists, and a personal statement by the late sculptress, Dame Elizabeth Frink. Complete with over 200 illustrations, including plates by Hockney, Magritte, Vermeer, and others this is an enlightening mixture of biology and aesthetics which will appeal to psychologists, vision scientists, and all those interested in the effect of the visual arts on the eye and brain.
Professor R. L Gregory, who edited The Oxford Companion to the Mind (OUP, 1987), is at the Department of Psycology, Bristol University. Dr J. Harris and Dr P. Heard are both at that same establishment, while Dr D. Rose is at the Department of Psychology, Surrey University.
Title:The Artful EyeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pagesPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198521952

ISBN - 13:9780198521952


Table of Contents

Part I - Into the BrainD. Rose: IntroductionR. Gregory: Chapter 1 - Black boxes of artful visionD. Rose: Chapter 2 - A portrait of the brainD. Hubel and M. Livingstone: Chapter 3 - Through the eyes of monkeys and menR. Latto: Chapter 4 - The brain of the beholderD. Perrett et al: Chapter 5 - When is a face not a face?G. Humphreys: Chapter 6 - When paying attention is too costlyPart II - Starting to seeR. Gregory: IntroductionJ. Atkinson: Chapter 7 - Through the eyes of an infantC. Trevarthen: Chapter 8 - Mother and baby - seeing eye to eyePart III - Behind the eyesJ. Harris: IntroductionO. Braddick: Chapter 9 - The many faces of motion perceptionS. Anstis and V.S. Ramachandran: Chapter 10 - At the edge of movementV.S. Ramachandran: Chapter 11 - 2-D or not 2-D - that is the questionV. Walsh and K. Kulikowski: Chapter 12 - Seeing colourPart IV - PhysicJ. Harris: IntroductionJ. Kulikowski and I. Murray: Chapter 13 - Chemical dreamsA. Sillito: Chapter 14 - Chemical soupPart V - PhysicsP. Heard: IntroductionM. Berry: Chapter 15 - Natural focussingR. Penrose: Chapter 16 - Mathematics of the impossiblePart VI - ArtistryR. Gregory: IntroductionA. Hayes and J. Ross: Chapter 17 - Lines of sightP. Steadman: Chapter 18 - In the studio of VermeerD. Phillips: Chapter 19 - How do forgers deceive art critics?N. Wade: Chapter 20 - Portraits of artists and scientists