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Raw creation : outsider art and beyond.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: London : Phaidon, 1996.ISBN:
  • 0714831492
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 745.0904 20
Contents:
Introduction / Roger Cardinal -- 1. A developing awareness -- 2. The phenomenon of Adolf Wolfli -- 3. Dubuffet and Art Brut -- 4. The artists of the Collection de l'Art Brut -- 5. Outsider Art and Europe -- 6. Art from the clinic at Gugging -- 7. Art Brut and the US -- 8. Contemporary folk art in the US -- 9. Marginal art: Neuve Invention and Art Singulier -- 10. Beyond definition -- 11. Towards a world art -- 12. The Habitants-paysagistes in France -- 13. Preservation and loss in the US -- 14. Inspired sophisticates -- 15. Wonders of the world -- Postscript: Outsider Art and the future -- Appendix 1 Museums and collections -- Appendix 2 Organizations -- Appendix 3 Environments.
Summary: The art of visionaries, folk creators, spiritualists, recluses, the 'mad' and the socially marginalized is no longer scorned and cannot be ignored. Among the first to value and collect such work was the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-85). For those he judged to represent the 'purest form of creation' he coined the term Art Brut, literally 'raw art' - raw because it was 'uncooked' by culture, raw because it came directly from the psyche, art touched by a raw nerve. In Raw Creation John Maizels traces the history of the recognition and study of this art and examines the different theories and definitions that have grown up around it. He provides detailed expositions of the work of individual artists ranging from such Art Brut masters as Adolf Wolfli and Aloise Corbaz to such gifted American folk artists as Bill Traylor and Mose Tolliver. Devoting several chapters to large-scale visionary environments, he takes a broad international view embracing Rodia's towers in Watts, Los Angeles, the Palais Ideal in the south of France, and Nek Chand's sculpture garden in north India.
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Introduction / Roger Cardinal -- 1. A developing awareness -- 2. The phenomenon of Adolf Wolfli -- 3. Dubuffet and Art Brut -- 4. The artists of the Collection de l'Art Brut -- 5. Outsider Art and Europe -- 6. Art from the clinic at Gugging -- 7. Art Brut and the US -- 8. Contemporary folk art in the US -- 9. Marginal art: Neuve Invention and Art Singulier -- 10. Beyond definition -- 11. Towards a world art -- 12. The Habitants-paysagistes in France -- 13. Preservation and loss in the US -- 14. Inspired sophisticates -- 15. Wonders of the world -- Postscript: Outsider Art and the future -- Appendix 1 Museums and collections -- Appendix 2 Organizations -- Appendix 3 Environments.

The art of visionaries, folk creators, spiritualists, recluses, the 'mad' and the socially marginalized is no longer scorned and cannot be ignored. Among the first to value and collect such work was the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-85). For those he judged to represent the 'purest form of creation' he coined the term Art Brut, literally 'raw art' - raw because it was 'uncooked' by culture, raw because it came directly from the psyche, art touched by a raw nerve. In Raw Creation John Maizels traces the history of the recognition and study of this art and examines the different theories and definitions that have grown up around it. He provides detailed expositions of the work of individual artists ranging from such Art Brut masters as Adolf Wolfli and Aloise Corbaz to such gifted American folk artists as Bill Traylor and Mose Tolliver. Devoting several chapters to large-scale visionary environments, he takes a broad international view embracing Rodia's towers in Watts, Los Angeles, the Palais Ideal in the south of France, and Nek Chand's sculpture garden in north India.