Rudolf Arnheim

Rudolf Arnheim

psychologist, one of the founders of modern psychology of art
The dance, just as the performance of the actor, is kinesthetic art, art of the muscle sense. The awareness of tension and relaxation within his own body, the sense of balance that distinguishes the proud stability of the vertical from the risky adventures of thrusting and falling--these are the tools of the dancer.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Entropy theory is indeed a first attempt to deal with global form; but it has not been dealing with structure. All it says is that a large sum of elements may have properties not found in a smaller sample of them.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the thing observed... is seen as an agglomeration of pieces, the details lose their meaning and the whole becomes unrecognizable. This is often true of snapshots in which no pattern of salient shapes organizes the mass of vague and complex nuances.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [11/14/2011 11:11:22]
Orderliness by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular. Mere orderliness leads to increasing impoverishment and finally to the lowest possible level of structure, no longer clearly distinguishable from chaos, which is the absence of order. A counterprinciple is needed, to which orderliness is secondary. It must supply what is to be ordered.More Rudolf Arnheim quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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