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The discovery of the art of the insane

Author: John M MacGregor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1989.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M MacGregor
ISBN: 0691040710 9780691040714 0691000360 9780691000367
OCLC Number: 18779232
Description: xix, 390 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The confrontation: the artist and the madman --
The physician and the art of the patient --
Georget and Géricault: the portraits of the insane --
Jonathan Martin of Bedlam --
Insanity the context of romanticism --
Cesare Lombroso: the theory of genius and insanity --
Paul-Max Simon and the study of psychiatry and art --
Victorian bedlam: the case of Richard Dadd --
William Noyes and the case of "G" --
The Chicago conference --
Marcel Réja: critic of the art of the insane --
Hans Prinzhorn and the German contribution --
The world of Adolf Wölfli --
Expressionism and the art of the insane --
Psychoanalysis and the study of psychotic art --
Psychosis and surrealism --
Dubuffet and the aesthetic of Art Brut --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John M. MacGregor.
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"The psychotics who haunt Mr. MacGregor's pages desperately fling images at us from the midst of their manias, suicidal depressions or paranoid reconstructions of the cosmos. . . . Mr. MacGregor is Read more...

 
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