Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Gestalt psychology, Art education, Universities, Social psychology, Film criticism, Psychological research, Gestalt theory, Psychology of art, Architecture, Nazism

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Leonardo

Volume

31

Issue

3

First Page

231

Last Page

233

Abstract

The author discusses the life of Rudolf Arnheim (b. 1904), the celebrated art-theorist and psychologist, professor emeritus of the psychology of art at Harvard University and author of 15 books about perceptual psychology in relation to art, architecture and film, among them Film as Art, Art and Visual Perception, Visual Thinking and The Power of the Center. The article is a biographical overview of Arnheim's life and work, including his association with the gestalt psychologists in Berlin in the 1920s, his pioneering work as a film critic, his flight from Nazi Germany and his subsequent immigration to the United States in 1940.

Department

Department of Art

Comments

First published in Leonardo, v.31 n. 3 (1998), pp. 231-233, published by the MIT Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/1576578.

Original Publication Date

1998

DOI of published version

10.2307/1576578

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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