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Riassunto: In the early 1920s the German art historian and psychiatrist, Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933), amassed a remarkable collection of some 5,000 paintings, drawings, objects, and collages made by patients in European psychiatric institutions. His interest, unique at the time, was twofold: to assess the art as creative work, and to use it as a way of studying mental illness. Prinzhorn's Collection attracted the attention of many artists, including Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer, but by the 1930s, when the Nazis declared such work "degenerate," the Collection fell into disrepair. Only in recent decades has it been properly restored and made available for a wider public.
This catalog accompanied the first exhibition in Britain to foreground the Prinzhorn Collection as a whole. The works represented in these pages defy simple categorization: The range is extraordinary and the art's startling sophistication, inventiveness, and beauty inevitably prompt comparison with such artists as Max Ernst and the Surrealists and with Jean Dubuffet.
Three texts are immensely helpful in providing an understanding of the Collection's importance: Bettina Brand-Claussen deals with the Collection's origins within the changing culture of postwar Europe; Inge Jádi offers a meditation on the ethical, interpretative, and aesthetic questions in presenting the Collection; and Caroline Douglas sets Prinzhorn's endeavor within a broader historical and intellectual context.
Questions surrounding art and madness are endlessly fascinating, no more so than today, as science moves to unlock the mysteries of the mind. The Prinzhorn Collection will do much to inspire continuing debate on the links between creativity, rationality, and illness.
Dal retro di copertina: "The pictures reproduced in this excellent book are a feast for the hungry imagination . . . and form a stunning tribute to the creative spirit. The Prinzhorn Collection is a unique, but hitherto little known resource of great historical significance." (Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute)
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Descrizione libro Hayward Gallery ; South Bank Centre, London, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Well-illustrated and with many scholarly essays. Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition, 5 Dec. 1996 - 23 Feb. 1997, organised by the Hayward Gallery, London. This copy has the exhibition guide loosely inserted. 195 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm. First UK edition, first printing. Slight shelf wear to edges, spine slightly faded and with a reading crease, no inscriptions. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Codice libro della libreria 008496
Descrizione libro SBC, 1996. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. ~~With original exhibition leaflet~~Good+ 1st edition very large 1996 Hayward Gallery catalogue book, terrific volume showcasing the Prinzhorn collection of psychiatric-related artworks. Ex-owner name/address label to top left of cover and fly-leaf. Light natural aging and shelf-rub to corners, else VG and unmarked internally. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 1853321583. ISBN/EAN: 9781853321580. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 064808. Codice libro della libreria 064808
Descrizione libro South Bank Centre / Hayward Gallery, London / University of California Press, 1996. SOFTCOVER. 1st Edition. Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 195pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. For the exhibition of the same name Hayward Gallery, London 5 December 1996 - 23 February 1997 . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (single reading crease to spine, (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom corner tip of front cover) ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . Codice libro della libreria TH76859
Descrizione libro Hayward Gallery Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111853321583
Descrizione libro Hayward Gallery Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1853321583