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Age of Insight Provides Unusual Insights,
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This review is from: The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (Hardcover)
Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel, a physician and art historian, links psychology, history, and art history in this perceptive and very profound book. His subject is Austria at the turn of the twentieth century. His thesis is that psychology and art history both reflected the age's interest in what lies beneath, that is, what the surface reveals about the depths--of the human mind. Chapters on painters Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka, writers Arthur Schnitzler and Sigmund Freud reveal this shared interest, and their studies lead into the Expressionist movement of the early twentieth century.