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In this book, author ophthalmologists Michael F. Marmor and James G. Ravin present a smorgasbord of brief, amply illustrated chapters as they bring their knowledge about the eyes to art and artists. They discuss the process of seeing as it originates in the eyes, the biology of sight, and the vital...
Since its publication in 1954, Rudolf Arnheim’s Art and Visual Perception (revised by the author in 1974) has been a classic in the way we perceive the world and create art. A Gestalt psychologist by training, Arnheim applies a scientific perspective to art. His work teaches us in no uncertain...
Philippe Lanthony is an ophthalmologist working in the color vision laboratory of the Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts in Paris and has authored many papers and books on the relationship between color vision and art. In Art and Ophthalmology, he goes further afield,...
Through a series of short essays and a carefully selected compilation of reproductions of Edgar Degas’s work, the ophthalmologist Michael F. Marmor in his book Degas Through His Own Eyes makes clear to the reader the presence of macular degeneration in Degas’s vision, as well as the circumstances...
[The] essays [in this book] speak to a variety of experiences in the sighted and blind worlds, with sections on medical perceptions, social service, education, and the heart and mind... Individual essays [cover] various experiences involving the sense of sight.

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