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Gombrich/Gibson dispute

(Richard Woodfield) Introduction to the debate

The Evidence of Images: I The Variability of Vision C.S. Singleton (ed), Interpretation: Theory and Practice, 1969, pp.35-68 [Trapp no.1969C.1]

(James J. Gibson) The Information Available in Pictures, Leonardo, Vol. 4, 1971, pp.27-35.

(with J.J. Gibson & R. Arnheim) Exchange of Letters, Leonardo, Vol. 4, 1971, pp.195-203 [Trapp no.1971D.1]

The ‘What’ and the ‘How’: Perspective Representation and the Phenomenal World R Rudner and I Scheffler (eds), Logic and Art: Essays in Honor of Nelson Goodman, 1972, pp.129-49 [Trapp no.1972G.1]

Illusion and Art R. Gregory and E.H. Gombrich (ed), Illusion in Nature and Art, London, 1973. [Trapp no.1973C.1]

‘The sky is the limit’; The Vault of Perception and Pictorial Vision, Perception: Essays in Honor of J.J. Gibson, Ithaca and London, 1974. [Trapp no.1974F.1]

(James J. Gibson) The ecological approach to the visual perception of pictures, Leonardo, 1978, 11, pp.227-235.

(including N Goodman) Letters, Leonardo, Vol. 12, 1979, pp.174-176 [Trapp no.1979M.1]

(David R. Topper) Art in the Realist Ontology of J.J. Gibson, Synthese, 1983, pp.71-83.

Letter to Prof. David Topper, 1986

Western Art and the Perception of Space, Space in European Art, Council of Europe Exhibition, Japan, 1987, pp.5-12 [Trapp no.1987G(ENG).1] See also the video

Voir la nature, voir les peintures, Les Cahiers du Musée National de l’Art Moderne, Vol. 24, 1988, pp.21-43 [Trapp no.1988J.1] See also the connected Architectural Association video Ernst Gombrich – Representations of Space in Western Art

Review of James J. Gibson and the Psychology of Perception by Edward S. Reed, New York Review of Books, January 19th, 1989, pp.13-15 [Trapp no.1989T.1]

Preface to Art and Illusion 2000, Princeton University Press, 2000. [Trapp no.1960A.30]