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Rudolf Arnheim

German psychologist


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Rudolf Arnheim was a German-born author, art and film theorist, and perceptual psychologist. He learned Gestalt psychology from studying under Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang Köhler at the University of Berlin and applied it to art. His magnum opus was his book Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye . Other major books by Arnheim have included Visual Thinking , and The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts . Art and Visual Perception was revised, enlarged and published as a new version in 1974, and it has been translated into fourteen languages. He lived in Germany, Italy, England, and America where he taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. He has greatly influenced art history and psychology in America.

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Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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