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Rudolf Arnheim

Rudolf ArnheimRudolf Arnheim was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1904. The young Arnheim enrolled at the University of Berlin, where he studied psychology, philosophy, and the histories of art and music. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he moved to Italy, England, and eventually settled in the U.S. in 1940.

He has published more than a dozen books on art, architecture and film. After teaching at the New School for Social Research and Sarah Lawrence College, Arnheim joined the faculty at Harvard University in 1968, as Professor of the Psychology of Art in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.

In 2006, at age 102, Arnheim continues to live in Ann Arbor.

—From the Rudolf Arnheim website

Recommended Reading

Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim (2004).
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