Tucson Festival of Books

Amy Herman


Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. She developed the "art of perception" to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City. Herman is the authort of three books, the most recent being "smART: Use Your Eyes to Boost Your Brain."

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Scheduled events:
Visual Thinking and the Art of Perception
Bestselling scientist-authors Temple Grandin and Amy Herman discuss visual intelligence, visual thinking and how these life-enhancing skills lead to better solutions in our world.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Temple Grandin, PhD, Amy Herman
Moderator: Mary-Frances O'Connor
See It, Think It, Use It
Amy Herman's new book, "smART," presents a three-step program to help kids convert what they see into how they think. In short, open eyes can light up our brains, and that doesn't just apply to children!

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Amy Herman
Moderator: Jill Jorden Spitz

Books:
smART: Adapted from Visual Intelligence
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
October 2022
ISBN 9781665901215
208 pages
$17.99
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The Fine Art of Problem Solving
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
HarperCollins Publishers
December 2021
ISBN 9780063004849
320 pages
$35.00
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An art historian and lawyer who uses works of art to teach us how to hone our perceptions and visual intelligence, presents a paradigm-shattering twist on problem solving that helps us find solutions to the problems we face every day. More/less