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The power of the center : a study of composition in the visual arts / Rudolf Arnheim.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1982] .
ISBN 9780520044265, 0520044266

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Subjects Beeldende kunsten.
Compositie.
Composition (Art)
Komposition.
Kunst.
Description xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223) and index.
Contents What is a center? The center and the middle ; Around the balancing center ; In the third dimension -- Thte strongest center and its rivals. The pull of gravity ; The viewer as a dynamic center ; Looking up and looking down ; Weight produces venters ; Applications to sculpture ; Applications to painting -- Limits and frames. Comprehension requires boundaries ; Once more, the viewer ; The frame and the outer world ; The frame and the inner world ; Various formats ; The limits of sculpture ; Competition for the balancing center -- The accent on the middle. The center contributes stability ; Playing around the center ; Dividing in two -- The invisible pivot. The shapes create the hub ; Upright compositions ; Horizontal compositions ; Diagonals support and divide ; Noli me tangere -- Tondo and square. Floating shapes ; Responses to the round frame ; The tondo stresses the middle ; Disks and spheres ; The oval ; Character traits of the square ; Albers and Mondrian ; A square by Munch -- Volumes and nodes. Vectors control meaning ; Kinds of nodes ; The human figure ; Faces and hands ; Hands in context ; Singing man -- More in depth. Objects behaving in space ; The added view of projection ; The charting of the vista ; Looking into odd spaces ; The two interpretations ; The basic compositional systems once more -- Persistence in time -- Glossary.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7554102
(OCoLC)ocm07554102
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WorldCat Identities Arnheim, Rudolf.
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