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Keiser, S. (1948). 'A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty.': Joseph Weiss. Psychoanalytical Quarterly, 1947, Vol. XVI, No. 3, p. 391.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 29:61.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: 'A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty.': Joseph Weiss. Psychoanalytical Quarterly, 1947, Vol. XVI, No. 3, p. 391.

(1948). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 29:61

'A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty.': Joseph Weiss. Psychoanalytical Quarterly, 1947, Vol. XVI, No. 3, p. 391.

Sylvan Keiser, M.D.

The author offers several drawings to demonstrate that pictorial economy results in an economy of psychic energy in the observer. He is saved from a more confusing or complex problem. Analogies are drawn from Freud's theory of wit. He adds: 'Formal æsthetic pleasure is economy of expenditure of psychic energy in perception.'

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Keiser, S. (1948). 'A Psychological Theory of Formal Beauty.'. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 29:61

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