"Neuroarthistory" by John Onians

Neuroarthistory From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki John Onians

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
05 Sep 2017
ISBN:
9780300229547
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
192 pages: 229 x 152mm
Illustrations:
50 b-w illus.

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Exploring the writings of major thinkers (among them Montesquieu, Burke, Kant, Marx, and Freud), and leading art historians (including Pliny, Winckelmann, Ruskin, Pater, Gombrich, and Baxandall), as well as artists such as Alberti and Leonardo and scientists from Aristotle to Zeki, John Onians shows how an understanding of the neural basis of the mind contributes to an understanding of all human behaviors—including art.

John Onians taught art history at the University of East Anglia from 1971 to 2007 and is now professor emeritus.