Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment by Ernst KrisLegend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment by Ernst Kris

Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical Experiment

byErnst Kris, Otto KurzContribution byE. H. Gombrich

Paperback | September 10, 1981

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"This is the first English translation of a brief, scholarly, and brilliantly original work which sets out to examine the links between the legend of the artist, in all cultures, and what E.H. Gombrich, in an introductory essay, calls 'certain invariant traits of the human psyche.'"-Denis Thomas, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts
"This book gathers together various legends and attitudes about artists, ancient and modern, East and West, and gives fascinating insights into attitudes toward artistic creation.  It impinges on psychology, art history and history, aesthetics, biography, myth and magic, and will be of great interest to a wide audience in many fields.. A delightful and unrivalled study."-Howard Hibbard
"Thought provoking and valuable.. To all those interested in psychiatry and art from the perspectives of history, criticism, or therapy and to the wide audience concerned with the psychology of aesthetics and of artistic creation."-Albert Rothenberg, American Journal of Psychiatry
Ernst Kris was a psychoanalyst who wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including art.  Otto Kurz was librarian of the Warburg Institute in London.
Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, born March 30, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, was educated at Vienna University where he earned a Ph.D. His career includes terms as Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and Cambridge universities and as Andrew D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. Gombrich's books on art and art history have sold a...
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Title:Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: A Historical ExperimentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1981Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300026692

ISBN - 13:9780300026696

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'This book gathers together various legends and attitudes about artists, ancient and modern, East and West, and gives fascinating insights into attitudes toward artistic creation. It impinges on psychology, art history and history, aesthetics, biography, myth and magic, and will be of great interest to a wide audience in many fields....A delightful and unrivaled study.'-Howard Hibbard