Healing Arts: The History of Art Therapy (Arts Therapies) by Susan Hogan

By Susan Hogan

The word 'art remedy' was once first coined in 1942, yet Susan Hogan's learn starts off within the latter a part of the eighteenth century, whilst the humanities have been used as a part of the 'moral remedy' process. within the 19th century mental and anthropological writings come less than scrutiny, specifically the way symbolism in paintings and language used to be associated with theories of degeneration and assumptions in regards to the hierarchy of races. the writer explores intimately psychoanalytic theories of symbolism, the improvement of a 'psychopathological institution' and analytic (Jungian) psychology. Susan Hogan's publication is informative, good researched and pleasing. in addition to supplying an authoritative historical past of artwork remedy, it covers such assorted themes because the philosophy of artwork treatment, the best way attitudes to madness have replaced, the position of artwork remedy within the context of post-war rehabilitation and the therapy of tuberculosis sufferers, Surrealism, and Britain's first healing neighborhood. it really is a useful source for artwork therapists, and an engaging, informative learn for somebody drawn to artwork heritage or the background of ideas.

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