Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière

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Price
$60.00
Publisher
MIT Press
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Pages
392
Dimensions
7.04 X 9.94 X 0.85 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262541800

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About the Author
Georges Didi-Huberman, a philosopher and art historian based in Paris, teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Recipient of the 2015 Adorno Prize, he is the author of more than fifty books on the history and theory of images, including Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière (MIT Press), Bark (MIT Press), Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz, and The Surviving Image Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art.
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This poetic account of the relationship between photography and madness will interest any student of art or mental health.--Publishers Weekly Forecasts--

...a significant examination of an often blurred landscape between pain and performance.

--Allan Graubard, Leonardo Reviews--