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What concepts to people use to evaluate art and design?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joan Harvey, Dr George Erdos


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This study compares the use of the Repertory Grid to ascertain constructs from the differing domains of art and design. Four studies are compared, covering abstract art, portraits, pictures of flowers and cutlery. Cognitive, aesthetic and behavioural constructs follow a 6:3:1 pattern of frequency of occurence.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Harvey J, Erdos G

Editor(s): Gottesdiener, H; Vilatte, J-C

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Culture and Communication: XIX Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 581-585

Publisher: International Association of Empirical Aesthetics

Series Title: Empirical Studies of the Arts