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Art as Therapy : Collected Papers - Edith Kramer

Art as Therapy

Collected Papers

By: Edith Kramer, Lani Gerity (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 15th March 2001
ISBN: 9781853029028
Number Of Pages: 272

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Edith Kramer is one of the pioneers in the field of art therapy, known and respected throughout the world. This collection of papers reflects her lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context. Drawing on her very considerable personal experience as an art therapist, Kramer illustrates her conviction that art making is central to practice and cautions against making words primary and art secondary in art therapy.Art as Therapy offers a rare insight into the personal development of one of the world's leading art therapists and the development of art therapy as a profession. It will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in art therapy.

List of Figures and Tablesp. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Introduction--Personal History as Artist and Art Therapist
Credo, as an Artist and as Art Therapistp. 15
A History and Lineage of Art Therapy as Practicedp. 20
Art Therapy and Language, A Revisiting of Orwell's 'Politics and the English Language'p. 26
The Profession of Art Therapy
'Exploration of Definition'p. 33
The Unity of Process and Productp. 36
Art Therapy and Sublimationp. 39
The Art Therapist's Third Hand: Reflections on Art, Art Therapy and Society at Largep. 47
Clinical Work
'An Art Therapy Evaluation Session for Children'p. 73
Leadership and Cultural Traditionp. 94
Case History of Angel: Art Therapy and the Disturbed Gifted Childp. 112
Art and the Blind Childp. 132
Case History of Christopherp. 138
'The Importance of Lines'p. 146
Art Therapy, Ethology and Society
'Reflection on the Evolution of Human Perception: Implications for the Understanding of the Visual Arts and of the Visual Products of Art Therapy'p. 169
Art Therapy and the Seductive Environmentp. 201
The Etiology of Human Aggressionp. 218
Inner Satisfaction and External Successp. 223
Art and Art Therapy
'The Angels of St. Wolfgang': Representation of Infancy and Childhood in the Art of the Renaissance and of the Baroquep. 241
'A Critique of Kurt Eissler's Leonardo da Vinci'p. 246
Survival Under Extreme Conditions: Reflections on The Book of Alfred Kantor: An Artist's Journal of the Holocaustp. 262
List Of Contributorsp. 266
Subject Indexp. 267
Author Indexp. 272
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ISBN: 9781853029028
ISBN-10: 1853029025
Series: Arts Therapies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41