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Psychoanalysis in Art History By Margaret Iversen

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This special issue of "Art History" contains essays by scholars in the field of art history and psychoanalysis. Some of the contributors integrate detailed historical/archival research with a psychoanalytic interest in the material, while others focus on more theoretical and critical issues.

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Psychoanalysis in Art History by Margaret Iversen

This special issue of "Art History" brings together original essays by leading scholars in the field of art history and psychoanalysis. Some of the contributors, such as Whitney Davis, Griselda Pollock and Neil Cox, integrate detailed historical/archival research with a psychoanalytic interest in the material. Other contributors, like Mark Cousins, Briony Fer and Margaret Iversen, focus on more theoretical and critical issues. All of the contributors, however, are concerned to develop a methodology which does not trivialize psychoanalytic theory by making it the basis for simple psychobiography of the artist or psycho-iconography of the work of art. The specificity of the medium and the complexity of the psychic mediations are always forgrounded. Several of the authors take the same care in their reading of relevant literary or textual material. Another key concern, perhaps not surprising in this context, is in theorizing the psychic investment of the spectator of works of art. This enquiry may have historical, contemporary or personal dimensions.

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Table of Contents


1. Erotic Revision in Thomas Eakins's Narratives of Male Nudity: W Davis (Northwestern University, USA) 2. With my own Eyes: Fetishism, the Labouring Body and the Colour of its Sex: G Pollock (University of Leeds, UK) 3. Marat/Sade/Picasso: N Cox (University of Essex, UK) 4. Bordering on Blank: Eva Hesse and Minimalism: B Fer (University College, London, UK) 5. Danger and Safety: M Cousins (The Architectural Association, London, UK) 6. What is a Photograph?: M Iversen (University of Essex, UK).

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GOR002741803
Psychoanalysis in Art History by Margaret Iversen
Margaret Iversen
Art History Special Issues
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1994-09-25
144
0631194754
9780631194750
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.