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Psychology, Art, and Antifascism : Ernst Kris, E. H. Gombrich, and the Politics of Caricature

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In 1934, Viennese art historian and psychoanalyst Ernst Kris invited his mentee E. H. Gombrich to collaborate on a project that had implications for psychology and neuroscience, and foreshadowed their influential contributions to the Allied war effort. Their subject: the psychology of caricature and its use and abuse in propaganda. Though their work together was never quite completed, their collaboration was a seminal early effort to integrate science, the humanities, and political awareness, and it galvanized Gombrich’s theories on perception, image-making, and creativity. In this fascinating biographical and intellectual study, Louis Rose explores the content of Kris and Gombrich’s project, and how it traced caricature as a product of republican culture and political dissent. Drawing on numerous documentary sources, Rose provides a nuanced reconstruction of the intellectual and political trajectories of disrupted lives, and reveals the long reach of ****** and the wide impact of Freud.
Number of Pages: 295.0
Genre: Art, Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Louis Rose
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51526944
UPC: 9780300221473
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-5242

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