Book 1972

Artistry of the Mentally Ill

A Contribution to the Psychology and Psychopathology of Configuration

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ISBN: 978-3-662-00918-5 (Print) 978-3-662-00916-1 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-7

      Introduction

  3. Theoretical Part The Psychological Foundations of Pictorial Configuration

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      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-12

      The Metaphysical Meaning of Configuration

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      Pages 12-15

      The Expressive Urge and the Schema of the Tendencies of Configuration

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      Pages 15-20

      The Urge to Play (Active Urge)

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      The Ornamental Urge (Environment Enrichment)

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      Pages 21-23

      The Ordering Tendency (Rhythm and Rule)

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      Pages 23-26

      The Tendency to Imitate (Copying Urge)

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      Pages 26-28

      The Need for Symbols (Significance)

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      Pages 28-34

      Eidetic Image and Configuration

  4. The Pictures

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      Pages 35-35

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      Pages 37-40

      Psychiatric Foreword

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      Pages 40-44

      Unobjective, Unordered Scribbles

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      Pages 44-51

      Playful Drawings with a Predominant Ordering Tendency (Ornamentation and Decoration)

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      Pages 51-65

      Playful Drawings with a Predominant Copying Tendency

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      Pages 65-83

      Visual Fantasy

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      Pages 83-95

      Increased Significance — Symbolism

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      Pages 96-228

      Ten Schizophrenic Artists

  5. Results and Problems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229

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      Pages 231-245

      Summary of the Observations Made in the Pictures Themselves

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      Pages 245-262

      Areas of Comparison

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      Pages 263-268

      The Nature of Schizophrenic Configuration

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      Pages 268-270

      Schizophrenic Configuration and Art

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