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Rachel Cohen - Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues, and Future Identities - 9781785927393 - V9781785927393
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Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues, and Future Identities

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Description for Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues, and Future Identities Paperback. This book explores the intersection of outsider art, traditionally the work of psychiatric patients, offenders and minority groups, and art therapy. It focuses on their shared histories of art created in psychiatric care in order to help to clarify how each field is defined and identified today. Num Pages: 208 pages, 16pp colour plate and 24 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: MMJ; MQTC. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152. .
Outsider art, traditionally the work of psychiatric patients, offenders and minority groups, and art therapy have shared histories of art created in psychiatric care. As the two fields grow, this book reveals the current issues faced by both disciplines and traces their shared histories to help them build clearer and more coherent identities. More often than not, the history of art therapy has been tied to psychological and psychiatric roots, which has led to problems in defining the field and forced boundaries between what is considered 'art' and what is considered 'art therapy'. Similarly, the name and ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781785927393
SKU
V9781785927393
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About Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen is an art therapist based in New York. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute's art therapy program and previously worked as Program Coordinator/Art Therapist at LAND Gallery, a studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities in Brooklyn. Rachel promotes the work of non-traditional creators through her advisory service, NAPlabs, and is currently an educator at the ... Read more

Reviews for Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues, and Future Identities
This exciting book looks at the relationship of art therapy with outsider art. It considers the history of both separately and in relation to each other, and the problems of definition for both. It is informed by work in open studios in several cities in the USA and bridges the gap between the USA and Europe.
Marian Liebmann, art ... Read more

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