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Portraits of the Artist: Psychoanalysis of Creativity and its Vicissitudes
 

Portraits of the Artist: Psychoanalysis of Creativity and its Vicissitudes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Gedo, John E.
Introduction by Gay, Peter

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This exploration of the psychology of creativity incorporates material drawn from the author's clinical work with artists, musicians, and other creative individuals. He also offers assessments of the artistic productivity of van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin, and Caravaggio.

ISBN 9780881630978
Barcode 9780881630978
Published 1 March 1989 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780881630978
ISBN-10 0881630977
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Analytic Press,U.S.
Publication Date 1 March 1989
International Publication Date 3 March 1989
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Gedo, John E.
Introduction by Gay, Peter
Category The Arts
Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytical Theory
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Art, Psychology, Medical sciences
NBS Text Psychology: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 153.35
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Gedo's pathbreaking exploration of the psychology of creativity incorporates first-hand material drawn from his extensive clinical work with artists, musicians, and other exceptionally creative individuals. Using this body of clinical knowledge as conceptual anchorage, he then offers illuminating reassessments of the artistic productivity of van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin, and Caravaggio, and the literary productivity of Nietzsche, Jung, and Freud.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p> Gedo's writings reflect the posture of a skeptical humanist - passionate intellectual curiosity about all things human; optimism about the value of the individual; distrust of institutionalized constraints and their handed-down value systems. Moreover, there is a quality of implicit delight in his work, a kind of pleased sharing in the act of an individual's struggle to transform the burden of his experience into something creative, masterful, or transcendental - that is, to make it more than it was. He has a striking capacity to grasp and convey the unique nature of a person's experience at the individual's own subjective level, whether it be the creative person and his product, the patient and his distress, the attentive psychoanalyst in his perplexity. Gedo seems to have the gift of making such transactions come alive in a way that few of us can. <p>- Meyer S. Gunther, M.D.<p> John Gedo is one of the most interesting minds presently engaged at the conceptual frontiers of practic

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Author's Bio

John E. Gedo, M.D., retired in 1990 as Training and Supervising Analyst, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of numerous books for Analytic Press, including The Biology of Clinical Encounters (1991) and The Mind in Disorder (1998).

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