Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Gestalt psychology, Design, Gestalt theory, Bauhaus, Musical aesthetics, Graphic design, Architectural design, Literature, Visual perception, Abstract art

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Leonardo

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

299

Last Page

303

Abstract

Gestalt psychology was founded in 1910 by three German psychologists, Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Kohler. The author discusses gestalt theory's influence on modern art and design, describes its resemblance to Japanese-inspired theories of aesthetics and finds evidence of a mutual, if limited, interest between the gestalt psychologists and certain artists.

Department

Department of Art

Comments

First published in Leonardo, v.31 n. 4 (1998), pp. 299-303, published by the MIT Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/1576669.

Original Publication Date

1998

DOI of published version

10.2307/1576669

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

1998

Copyright

©1998 The MIT Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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