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Seeing the Insane By Sander L. Gilman Eric T. Carlson,

  • Title: Seeing the Insane
  • Author: Sander L. Gilman Eric T. Carlson
  • ISBN: 9780803270640
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed.
    Seeing the Insane Seeing the Insane is a richly detailed cultural history of madness and art in the Western world showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of

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    1. Intensely readable and in depth look at how we see and categorize insanity and therefore also sanity by looking at its portrayal in art and photography Perhaps the most shocking is the section of mug shots from late 19thc insane asylums to modern eyes, most of them just look poor And, crucially, female A must read by a brilliant and wide ranging scholar, I recommend this, and anything else you can get your hands on, by him.

    2. Great coffee table type book about mental illness, it s history, art done people gone mad, etc I love to flip through it now and then and look at the drawings of crazy people that were actually used to diagnose people long ago with strange illnesses like fanatical religious melancholy and whatnot.

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