The Golden Section and the Aesthetics of Form and Composition : a Cognitive Model

  title={The Golden Section and the Aesthetics of Form and Composition : a Cognitive Model},
  author={I Chris McManus and P. WEATHERBY},
Previous work on the aesthetics of simple figures such as rectangles and triangles, as well as on the aesthetics of color, suggests that although there are clear population level preferences, there are also large individual di$erences which are temporally stable, and which any adequate theoretical analysis must take into account. Data presented here show similar phenomena in a related problem in composition -where to place an object within the frame of a picture to produce the optimal aesthetic… CONTINUE READING

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