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Friday, January 15, 2010
I was drawn to the fabulous cover on this one. It caught my eye just as I was leaving. Published in 1972, Experiences in Visual Thinking was written by Robert H. McKim of Stanford University. Contents include: Background (thinking by visual images - images in action - ambidextrous thinking - learning to think visually); Preparations (materials and environment - relaxed attention); Seeing (externalized thinking - recentering - seeing by drawing - pattern-seeking - analytical seeing - proportion - clues to form and space); Imagining (the mind's eye - visual recall - autonomous imagery - directed fantasy - structures and abstractions - foresight and insight); Idea-sketching.
One subject covered at length is "blocks to thinking" and ways to overcome them. Something tells me that this book is an important find for me. I have since discovered a site called The Awakened Eye, a blog which includes a post titled great work comes from self-forgetting, and the lovely collage art of Miriam Louisa Simons.