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Art, Design And Gestalt Theory, Roy R. Behrens Jan 1998

Art, Design And Gestalt Theory, Roy R. Behrens

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Gestalt psychology was founded in 1910 by three German psychologists, Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Kohler. The author discusses gestalt theory's influence on modern art and design, describes its resemblance to Japanese-inspired theories of aesthetics and finds evidence of a mutual, if limited, interest between the gestalt psychologists and certain artists.