© 1990

Ecological Perception Research, Visual Communication, and Aesthetics

  • Klaus Landwehr

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction: The ecological optics of information surfaces

  3. Pictures, plans, drawings, and displays — surrogate information and means for communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. John M. Kennedy, Paul Gabias, Ruggero Pierantoni
      Pages 43-56
  4. Ecological aesthetics

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 137-143

About this book


This book tries to apply James J. Gibson's ecological approach to picture perception to questions of visual communication and aesthetics; it provides examples from architecture, industrial design and the arts, to testify the feasibility of this application. Additional theoretical analyses, partly based on cross-cultural and clinical research, help supplement Gibson's basic conjecture, that picture perception is essentially based on invariants of optical structure, rather than interpretation.


Kognition Visual perception (pictures) Visuelle Kommunikation Wahrnehmungspsychologie aesthetics cognition design perception visual communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Landwehr
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology Department, College of Arts and SciencesChiba UniversityYayoi-cho, Chiba-shi, 260Japan
  2. 2.FB 3 — PsychologyUniversity of WuppertalWuppertal 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ecological Perception Research, Visual Communication, and Aesthetics
  • Editors Klaus Landwehr
  • Series Title Recent Research in Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-52200-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-84106-4
  • Series ISSN 1431-7532
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 143
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
    Environmental Health
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