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Author MacGregor, John M. (John Monroe)

Title The discovery of the art of the insane / John M. MacGregor
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1989]


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Description xix, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered 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
Analysis Art and mental illness History
European visual arts Special subjects: Insanity
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 363-377
Subject Art and mental illness -- History.
Art and mental illness.
Art brut.
Outsider art.
Psychoanalysis and art -- History.
Psychology and art -- History.
Mental Disorders.
LC no. 88037986
ISBN 0691000360 (paperback)
0691040710 (alk. paper)