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Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond

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This book provides an account and discussion of the work of "outsiders" and other non-academic artists, and builders of visionary environments. It begins with a brief history of the recognition of "outsider" art and in the second section of the book, it provides a guide to the full range of self-taught art - sometimes termed visionary art, intuitive art, grassroots art, and contemporary folk art - by using a selection of images from across the globe. Visonary environments feature in the last section of the book, ranging from the Palais Ideal in France, the towers of the Simon Rodia in Watts, Los Angeles, and Nek Chand's sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India.

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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714831497
Introduction:
Cardinal, Roger
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Illustrator:
Cardinal, Roger
Author:
Maizels, John
Location:
London :
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Art, primitive
Subject:
Outsider art
Subject:
Art brut
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
General Art
Series Volume:
104-576
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.5 x 10 x 1 in 3.26 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , 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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