What is the nature of the aesthetic experience? Is it the same for everyone? It is possible to facilitate its occurrence? This book focuses on the psychology of the aesthetic experience and on the perception and understanding of art, suggesting ways to raise levels of visual literacy and enhance artistic enjoyment. The findings will be of importance not only to museum professionals and art educators, but also to psychologists and those interested in the nature of the aesthetic experience.Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly is the author of 'Art of Seeing An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Encounter', published 1991 under ISBN 9780892361564 and ISBN 0892361565.