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2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 270 - Perception & Representation in Art and Architecture

Fall or Spring (3) Stevens (GER 5)

This course will cover visual perception and representation in art and architecture. Primarily, we will examine perception and representation of 3-D structure on the 2-D plane. Specific topics include balance, shape, form, growth, space, light, color, movement, dynamics, and expression. Artworks will be critiqued with respect to the visual information provided to provide depth and multi- dimensional structure and/or dynamics. A secondary literature on the relation between space and thought will be examined with respect to architecture. We will consider selected readings on space and function and on the relation between body and space, particularly with respect to the recent embodied cognition movement within Psychology.