Visual Intelligence

Visual Intelligence

Sharpen your Perception, Change your Life

Book - 2016
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A transformative guide that uses famous artwork to teach readers to be more perceptive, from an instructor who's taught FBI interrogators with Matisse, high-powered CEOs with Picasso, and Secret Service agents with Lichtenstein. By showing people how to look closely at images, art historian Amy Herman helps them hone their "visual intelligence," a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. Her lessons teach you how to recognize the talents, opportunities, and dangers that surround you every day. Whether you want to be more effective on the job, more empathetic towards your loved ones, or more alert to the trove of possibilities and threats all around us, this book will show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780544381056
Characteristics: xx, 316 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,24 cm.

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jaycrossing
Mar 06, 2018

It's been a while since I read this book but I remember thinking it was one of the most interesting books I had read in a long time. Amy Herman presents us with art masterpieces and instructs us to study them for a few minutes as thoroughly as we can. I thought I had noticed everything there was to notice in the art, but no so. It was amazing what I overlooked - and some of it was so obvious. There are also illusion pictures presented (ex: where you either see a goblet or profiles of two people). This book is so fascinating and full of interesting facts and I have forgotten so much of it that I will definitely be reading it again in the near future.

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jdunn4
Jul 11, 2016

I see things very differently after reading this book. By using art to train the eyes to see details, a whole new world opens up.

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