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Art, Design and Gestalt Theory

Roy R. Behrens
Leonardo
Vol. 31, No. 4 (1998), pp. 299-303
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1576669
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1576669
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Abstract

Gestalt psychology was founded in 1910 by three German psychologists, Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler. 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.

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