Artistry of the Mentally Ill

book by Hans Prinzhorn

Artistry of the Mentally Ill: a contribution to the psychology and psychopathology of configuration (German: Bildnerei der Geisteskranken: ein Beitrag zur Psychologie und Psychopathologie der Gestaltung) is a 1922 book by psychiatrist Hans Prinzhorn, known as the work that launched the field of psychiatric art. It was the first attempt to analyze the drawings of the mentally ill not merely psychologically, but also aesthetically. In the book, Prinzhorn presents the works of ten "schizophrenic masters", now housed in Prinzhorn Collection at the University Hospital Heidelberg, with in-depth aesthetic analysis of each and also full-color reproductions of their work. These ten masters were (birth names in parentheses): Karl Brendel (Genzel) August Klotz (Klett) Peter Moog (Meyer) August Neter (Natterer) Johann Knüpfer Viktor Orth (Clemens von Oertzen) Hermann Beil (Behle) Heinrich Welz (Hyacinth Freiherr von Wieser) Joseph Sell (Schneller) Franz Pohl
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Jean Dubuffet cover

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Jean Dubuffet

artist from France (1901-1985)

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Prospectus et tous écrits suivants

Jean Dubuffet - Fiche de lecture; En 1946, moins de deux ans après sa première exposition à la galerie René Drouin , Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) publie Prospectus aux amateurs de tout genre dans la collection Métamorphoses des éditions Gallim

author: Jean Dubuffet

Asphyxiante culture

author: Jean Dubuffet

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Paul Klee cover

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Paul Klee

German painter (1879-1940)

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