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Outsider art : from the margins to the marketplace / David Maclagan.

Maclagan, David, 1940-
  • Books

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A new account of Outsider Art, work produced outside the mainstream by self-taught visionaries, recluses, psychiatric patients and others beyond the perceived margins of society. The author reassesses conventional assumptions about creativity, situating Outsider Art in relation to Modernism and Primitivism.


London : Reaktion Books, 2009.

Physical description

192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm


1. Art Brut and the Search for the Source of Creative Originality -- 2. Outsider Art and the Creative Role of Collecting -- 3. Art Brut and the Classic Period of Psychotic Art -- 4. Psychotic Art Today and Outsider Art -- 5. Doodling and Other Forms of Automatism -- 6. Problematic Introduction of Outsider Art into the Wider Art World.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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