Publisher description for Images and understanding : thoughts about images, ideas about understanding / edited by Horace Barlow, Colin Blakemore, Miranda Weston-Smith.


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Counter How do you paint a picture of God, or dance about death, or draw a diagram explaining infinity? Images and Understanding explores the human problem of transferring facts and ideas from one mind to another--the problem of how we see things. We create images, not just in the form of pictures and diagrams, but with words, demonstrations, and even music and dance. The editors present their findings in six sections: the essence of images, movement, narration, making images, images and thought, and images and meaning. Each section begins with an explanatory introduction and is followed by contributions from internationally distinguished figures in fields as diverse as choreography, psychology, computer science, philosophy and art. Images and Understanding arrives at a new perspective on imagery through the eyes of both science and art, and provides new insights about images and new ideas about understanding.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Vision Congresses, Visual perception Congresses, Imagery (Psychology) Congresses