Art Is Beauty In The Brain Of The Beholder

Art Is Beauty In The Brain Of The Beholder
Library Shelf Location 05.SWAA
Publication Date 2013

This slim booklet reprints in full the Mondrian Lecture 2012, entitled ‘Art is Beauty in the Brain of the Beholder’, given by physician and neurobiologist Dick Swaab of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. Known for his research into the human brain and contentious findings, which propose that we are the mere manifestation of our brain, here Swaab outlines a relatively new area of research known as neuroaesthetics. The essay examines the various mechanisms in the brain that are involved in making, perceiving and appreciating art. Creativity, he claims, is determined by our brains – not surprisingly, many of its forms stem directly from brain defects.

ISBN 9789491444135
Quantity 1
Pages 32 p, ills colour, 16 x 24 cm, pb
Author Dick Swaab
Format Paperback
Publisher Artez Press
Category Art Theory/Criticism
Keywords Neuroscience, Human brain
Language English

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