The last article written by Alberto Argenton – Is Arnheim just a formalist? – was published posthumously in Gestalt Theory, issue 3/2015.
Tag: psychology of art
Alberto Argenton (2015), Is Arnheim just a formalist?, Gestalt Theory, 37(3), 219-234.
The claim often made against Arnheim that he is a formalist is a ridiculous criticism to make, as I will try to prove in the course of this article, after mentioning some of the theoretical assumptions that Arnheim makes. Furthermore, in my opinion, such a criticism is a symptom of an underlying misunderstanding which, in various guises, is apparent in the works of numerous scholars, when they refer to, analyse, or evaluate the constituent constructs (and some of them in particular) of Arnheim’s theory.
Alberto Argenton (2010), Convergences between conservation, restoration and psychology of art, in P. Iazurlo, F. Valentini (eds.) Conservation of contemporary art: Themes and issues. A didactic experience, Il Prato, Padova, 31-40. Essentially, in this...
Alberto Argenton and Giuseppe Basile (2003), Restoration and the Psychology of Art: An Occasion to Test out Cesare Brandi’s “theory of Restoration”, in G. Basile (ed.), Restoration of Scrovegni Chapel. Surveys, project, results, Skira,...