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Gestalt
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In its basic meaning, the German word “Gestalt” denotes the form of a visually perceived object. Consequently, the creation of works of art or architecture is commonly designated as “Gestaltung.” As a philosophical category, the term Gestalt has a much broader referential range, denoting, for example, the question of the connection of a whole to its parts. Gestalt psychology has engaged wit…

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Ash, Mitchell G., “Gestalt”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0266>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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