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The psychology of artists and the arts

Author: Edward W L Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, and London : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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"Presents the nature and role of theory, offers each concept as usable for describing and understanding a work of art: painting, sculpture, music, dance, film, poetry, prose. With these theories at hand, anyone interested in the arts will possess a far richer vocabulary for describing the artistic experience and a deeper understanding of the artist's creativity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Edward W.L., 1942-
Psychology of artists and the arts.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
(DLC) 2012008415
(OCoLC)761369367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W L Smith
ISBN: 0786468130 9780786468133 9780786490554 0786490551 1280377976 9781280377976
OCLC Number: 793494155
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Neurosis and Art-Sigmund Freud, Otto Fenichel, and Alfred Adler; 2. Art and the Conflict-Free Sphere of the Ego-Ernst Kris; 3. Artistic Creativity and the Participation Mystique-Carl Jung; 4. Art versus Fascism-Wilhelm Reich; 5. The Artist and the Will to Create-Otto Rank; 6. Further Insights-Sabina Spielrein, Ernest Jones, W.R.D. Fairbairn, Jacques Lacan, Anton Ehrenzweig, Julia Kristeva, Lawrence Kubie, Phyllis Greenacre, Philip Weissman, and Ernest G. Schachtel; 7. Psychodynamics in Color and Black and White- Hermann Rorschach; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Edward W.L. Smith.

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Provides a comprehensive examination of the psychodynamic theories of artistic creativity and the arts. Neither oversimplifying the complexity of these theories, nor bogging down in pedantic  Read more...

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"offers a comprehensive psychodynamic analysis of art and the artist as interpreted by the great minds of psychotherapy"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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