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Rudolf Amheim: The Little Owl on the Shoulder of Athene
Leonardo
  • Roy R. Behrens, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
Keywords
  • Gestalt psychology,
  • Art education,
  • Universities,
  • Social psychology,
  • Film criticism,
  • Psychological research,
  • Gestalt theory,
  • Psychology of art,
  • Architecture,
  • Nazism
Disciplines
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
1-1-1998
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
Citation Information
Roy R. Behrens. "Rudolf Amheim: The Little Owl on the Shoulder of Athene" Leonardo Vol. 31 Iss. 3 (1998) p. 231 - 233
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roy-behrens/19/