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How to Look at Outsider Art Paperback – May 1, 2005
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Rexer does an admirable job representing both systems of expression but it is clear that his sentiments lay firmly embedded in the Art Brut base camp.
The question How to Look at Outsider Art answers for is the very one the title promises to investigate. Rexer is succinct:
How is it possible to appreciate art that is apparently without precedent? How can we understand objects that are unlike anything we have seen - and in some cases strike us as deeply disturbing? (70)
Because our animal-brains sort millions of pieces of information every minute it is necessary that some portions of the onslaught be sorted using different methods. Some information is routed to the discard pile if it poses no threat or garners no curiosity - the typical noise-making of one's house or work environment for example. Some information is processed via a central nervous system reflex arc - the system that saves us from having to conceptualize, interpret and act in situations that mean the difference between safety, injury and survival (i.e.Read more ›
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Good book for those studying Outsider Art. Or any art form for that matter, it explains from where the term Outsider Art formed.Published on January 28, 2013 by M. Basart
This is a great deal on a very good book. Excellent and prompt service. A must have book for those in the fields of Arts, Aesthetics, and Culture.Published on July 7, 2010 by Bonnie D