"An absolutely marvelous and unique history of the psychology, physiology, anatomy, and physics of vision from the earliest times, presented almost entirely in the words and illustrations of the original thinkers." --Charles G. Gross, Department of Psychology, Princeton UniversityReseña del editor:
This illustrated survey covers what Nicholas Wade calls the "observational era of vision," beginning with the Greek philosophers and ending with Wheatstone's description of the stereoscope at the end of the 1830s (after which vision became an experimental science). Although there are other histories of vision, this is the first to present extracts of the works of scholars, organized both topically and chronologically. In what has become the author's signature style, the book juxtaposes verbal and visual descriptions. Many of the over three hundred illustrations are derived from engravings--of portraits of the scholars cited, as well as of scientific diagrams. Each portrait appears beside a significant quotation by the scholar, along with the dates of birth and death, and the source of the original illustration. The author's commentary provides the context for the quotations and traces the scientific development within each topic. The book is organized around the principal topics within the investigation of visual phenomena: light, color, subjective visual phenomena (such as afterimages and pattern distortions), motion, binocularity, space, and visual illusions.
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Descripción MIT PRESS, THE, LONDON, 1998. Enc. original de tapa dura. Estado de conservación: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. WADE, N. J. A NATURAL HISTORY OF VISION [HARDBACK]. LONDON, 1998, xvi 466 p. figuras Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Nº de ref. de la librería 8059
Descripción MIT, 1998. Rústica. Estado de conservación: Nuevo. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Nuevo. 1. A scholarly account of the observational study of vision rather than a history of experimental vision science. It spans 2500 years, stopping at 1840, about the time that the study of vision began to depend on instruments rather than observations, and moved into labs.&o; Bob Kentridge in New Scientist LIBRO. Nº de ref. de la librería 432644
Descripción The MIT Press, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110262231948