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Author Metzger, Wolfgang, 1899-1979.
Title Gesetze de Sehens. English.
Laws of seeing / Wolfgang Metzger ; translated by Lothar Spillmann [and others].
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]

Author Metzger, Wolfgang, 1899-1979.
Subject Visual perception.
Visual Perception.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 203 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Translated from the German.
Contents Introduction to the English translation -- Preface -- Introduction: overview of the history of visual theory -- 1 Ambiguous figures in our daily environment -- 2 Visible and invisible forms -- 3 Of groups and borders -- 4 Developmental stages in shape formation -- 5 Gestalt laws serving camouflage -- 6 Brightness and spatial form -- 7 Gestalt laws in the spatial effect of perspective drawings -- 8 Form and substance of seen things- the Prägnanz tendency -- Gestalt laws in the spatial effect of brightness -- 10 Yet another important camouflage principle -- 11 The wandering moon -- 12 Laws of seeing and laws of nature.
Note Translated from the German.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary "This classic 1936 work in vision science, written by a leading figure in Germany's Gestalt movement in psychology and appearing in English for the first time, addresses topics that remain of major interest to vision researchers today. Wolfgang Metzger's main argument, drawn from Gestalt theory, is that the objects we perceive in visual experience are not the objects themselves but perceptual effigies of those objects constructed by our brain according to natural rules." "Each chapter is accompanied by visual demonstrations of the phenomena described; the book includes 194 illustrations, drawn from visual science, art, and everyday experience, that invite readers to verify Metzger's observations for themselves. Today's researchers may find themselves pondering the intriguing question of what effect Metzger's theories might have had on vision research if Laws of Seeing and its treasure trove of perceptual observations had been available to the English-speaking world at the time of its writing."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 9780262279710 (electronic bk.)
0262279711 (electronic bk.)
9781429477604 (electronic bk.)
1429477601 (electronic bk.)
0262134675 (alk. paper)
9780262134675 (alk. paper)
0262513366 (pbk.)
9780262513364 (pbk.)
OCLC # 145733569
Additional Format Print version: Metzger, Wolfgang, 1899-1979. Gesetze de Sehens. English. Laws of seeing. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006 0262134675 9780262134675 (DLC) 2005058056 (OCoLC)62762304.

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