Outsider art : from the margins to the marketplace /

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Author / Creator:Maclagan, David, 1940-
Imprint:London : Reaktion Books, c2009.
Description:192 p. : ill. (cheifly col.) ; 21 cm.
Subject:Outsider art -- History.
Outsider artists -- Psychology.
Outsider art.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7903016
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ISBN:9781861895219 (hbk.)
1861895216 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:A new account of Outsider Art, work produced outside the mainstream by self-taught visionaries, recluses, psychiatric patients and others beyond the perceived margins of society. The author reassesses conventional assumptions about creativity, situating Outsider Art in relation to Modernism and Primitivism.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Art Brut and the Search for the Source of Creative Originality
  • 2. Outsider Art and the Creative Role of Collecting
  • 3. Art Brut and the Classic Period of Psychotic Art
  • 4. Psychotic Art Today and Outsider Art
  • 5. Doodling and Other Forms of Automatism
  • 6. The Problematic Introduction of Outsider Art into the Wider Art World
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Artists' Biographies
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Photo Acknowledgements
  • Index