Gestalt psychology, Design, Gestalt theory, Bauhaus, Musical aesthetics, Graphic design, Architectural design, Literature, Visual perception, Abstract art
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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 of Art
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UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©1998 The MIT Press
Behrens, Roy R., "Art, Design and Gestalt Theory" (1998). Faculty Publications. 2.