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The psychology of artists and the arts

Author: Edward W L Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W L Smith
ISBN: 9780786468133 0786468130
OCLC Number: 761369367
Description: vii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Neurosis and art : Sigmund Freud, Otto Fenichel, and Alfred Adler --
Art and the conflict-free sphere of the ego : Ernst Kris --
Artistic creativity and the Participation mystique : Carl Jung --
Art versus Fascism : Wilhelm Reich --
The artist and the Will to create : Otto Rank --
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 --
Psychodynamics in color and black and white : Hermann Rorschach.
Responsibility: Edward W.L. Smith.


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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