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"The principles formulated by the German psychologist Max Wertheimer in the second and third decades of this [the 20th] century provide userful guide to the ordering of sense data from the realm of light, space, form, color, texture, and movement. Wertheimer's most cited contribution to Gestalt psychology (sometimes called configurationsim) was the identification of four principles by which the organs of sight create order out of what would otherwise be optical chaos. According to his findings, objects, shapes, figures, and qualities are related to one another perceptually by: Principles of Proximity, Similarity, Orientation & Closure . . . . Moreover, the eye seems to want to group elements of 'good form' that is, shapes or figures that are symmetrical, completed, made of clean contours, and the like--the very opposite of what the art of comouflage tries to do to form." - From 'Vision and Invention' by Calvin Harlan -
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