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How to look at outsider art
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Object ID 000094

Object Name How to look at outsider art

Object Desc Art without artists -- The lure of madness, the thrill of crime -- In the eye of the beholder? -- Masters and mysteries -- Outside in: the end of outsider art.

Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.137

Alternate ID NF 709.04 REX

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date MAY 30,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Art Brut.,Outsider Art,Rexer, Lyle,

Title How to look at outsider art




Description / Abstract A visual introduction to the culture and evaluation process of outsider art showcases numerous works, including several previously unpublished pieces by such artists as Henry Darger, William Hawkins, and Adolf Wölfi, in a volume complemented by discussions on the rising influence of outsider art and the role of mental illness in its creation. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Physical Description 176 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

Author Rexer, Lyle.

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ISBN 0810992027


Language English

Publisher New York : H.N. Abrams, 2005.

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Spine / Label 709.04 REX