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Recommended list of essential books:





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Books:

Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation
by Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich


The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts
by Rudolf Arnheim


Senses Considered As Perceptual Systems
by James Jerome Gibson

The Sense of Sight
by John Berger, Lloyd Spencer


Language of Vision
By Gyorgy Kepes
Publisher: Dover Publications, 1995
'analysis of the effect of visual language on the structure of human consciousness, the elements of line and form are perceived, etc.'
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Visual Intelligence: Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication
by Anne Marie Seward Barry
Publisher: State University of New York Press, 1997
'about how we derive meaning from images, the perceptual process, how it has evolved, and the role it plays in our thinking'
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Art and Illusion:
A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation
By Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich
Publisher: Bollingen; Millennium edition, 2000
'a great classic - examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of theories of visual perception information and learning'
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