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This book represents the best-informed and most lucid account of Outsider Art at the turn of the century--a fascinating field which has recently begun to expand at an astonishing pace. -- Roger Cardinal

About the Author

Colin Rhodes is the author of Primitivism and Modern Art in the World of Art series.
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Product Details

  • Series: World of Art
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500203342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500203347
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Alfredo on April 21, 2010
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This book offers great insight into Outsider Art, how it came to be appreciated and the liberating effect that it had on Modernism. For me it was interesting to learn that artists like Paul Klee, George Grosz and Cy Twombly may have been directly influenced by Art Brut. As others have mentioned, the text is academic and distant from the subject matter, but is nevertheless fascinating for anyone interested in art. The reproductions of the work are mainly used for reference and about half of them are in color. In other words, if you're looking for a coffee table book, you should look elsewhere (like 'Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond').
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As a collector of thrift store paintings, I was completely enthralled with this book! I couldn't put it down. I now look at my paintings with a new perspective. This book was able to validate many of my intuitive feelings about the creative process. Thank-you Colin Rhodes for this insightful look at some of the least understood of paintings!
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I've got my favorites and this book is at the top of the list. Informative with lots of pictures and photos of art and artists. If you love art brut and outsider art- this is one of the best. Great gift for any artist to expand their creative horizons.
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This is a must have book for anyone interested in Outsider Art, the Arts in general, Aesthetics, and Cultural Studies. A book of depth and breadth, with a great price and fast delivery!
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A clear concise and thoughroughly interesting view of "Art Brut" in the 20th Century. The representation of work produced outside the mainstream, provides clues and understanding of contemporary art. A must have for a complete art book collection.
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