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The definitive book on Outsider art. Text by Roger Cardinal includes essays on cultural conditioning, madness and art, Dubuffet and Art Brut, authenticity and originality, along with individuals such as Adolf Wölfli, Simon Rodia, Guillaume, Joseph Crépin, Madge Gill, The Abbé Fouéré, and 23 others. Includes detailed bibliography and index.
Hardcover, 192 pages
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This was the earliest of the bks I've read on this subject &, as such, one dear to me. I reckon it's still a debate as to wch term is most appropriate to describe such work & the people who produce it. Visionary? Folk? Outsider? Insane? Whatever. Hopefully, no single term will ever dominate - let's avoid the over-simplification, shall we? This bk exposed me to all sorts of interesting folks like Adolph Wölffli, Clarence Schmidt, Heinrich Anton Müller, Augustin Lesage, August Neter, The Abbé Foué ...more
Even after many years this volume remains a beloved browse book and I find myself returning to favorite sections every few years. These include Raymond Isidore's mosaic, Heinrich Muller's line drawings, the Clarence Schmidt house (which I believe was on the original dust jacket), and more. Technical details: My copy has no ISBN listed, and the publisher is Praeger Publishers (New York). The copyright, 19972, is held by Studio Vista (London), but they are not the publisher. I recall seeing the or ...more
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