Catalogue Number: 462
The morning notes of Adelbert Ames Jr
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: CANTREL Hadley
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New Jersey
Publisher/Manufacturer: Rutgers University Press
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth, 236 pages and a few illustrations.
Historical Significance: This book is a record of the ideas, thoughts and correspondence of a notable reseacher in the field of visual perception. Adelbert Ames, Jr. (1880-1955) (pictured) was an American scientist who made contributions to physics, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology and philosophy. He pioneered the study of physiological optics at Dartmouth College at Hanover in New Hampshire USA, serving as a research professor, then as director of research in the Dartmouth Eye Institute. He conducted important research into aspects of binocular vision, including cyclophoria and aniseikonia. Ames is perhaps best known for constructing some illusions of visual perception: the Ames room, the Ames window, and the Ames chair. He was a leading light in the Transactionalist School of Psychology, also making contributions in social psychology. He influenced Kenneth N Ogle whose book on binocular vision published in 1950 was the definitive text in binocular perception (space perception, horopter, anisekonia etc) that was used for many years in the optometry course from 1960 to 1998. See Cat No 509 for Ogle's book.
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note