Hidden Worlds : Outside Art
About the book
'True art is never found in the place one expects: it is found where no one takes notice or no one bothers to name it,' writes the artist Jean Dubuffet in 1949. The authors of this book are, just as Dubuffet was, looking for a different expression of art: 'art brut', 'raw art' or 'outsider art'. Art created outside the established order of art. The work of artists, who, in their own way, focus on a 'different' artistic approach. Exceptional is that they are outsiders. Some are mentally handicapped, others mentally disturbed. As outsider art is not an artistic trend, it is not bound by any artistic rules. The artists themselves are not professionals and have therefore had no schooling. Their art is characterised by spontaneity, authenticity and idiosyncracy. Outsider art is created on the fringes of the artistic establishment and refers through its directness to men's creative powers.This book tries to broaden the interest for this exceptional artistic form created by 'outsiders'. Its point of departure is crucial. 'What is normal and what is abnormal? How has society dealt with these questions throughout history?' "Outsider Art" endeavors to comment on and illustrate thoroughly the oeuvre of numerous wonderful artists.
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Uitgeverij LannooThe publishing and printing company Lannoo was founded in 1909 by Joris Lannoo (1891–1971). Joris Lannoo was a member of the Flemish Movement. The original company logo, featuring a sailing Viking neck, was designed by Joe English and modernized over the years. After Joris Lannoo, Jan and Godfried Lannoo took over the management of the company. In 1991 the publisher company spun off Lannoo Printers (the printing company went bankrupt in 2018). The French-language Editions Racine was founded in 1993. In 1994 Godfried Lannoo resigned as general manager to be replaced by his son Matthias Lannoo. In 1999 Lannoo acquired the Dutch publishing house Terra Zutphen and reorganized it into TerraLannoo. In 2003 the company set up its own scientific publishing house in Leuven, LannooCampus. In 2010, the company acquired the Dutch publishers Meulenhoff Boekerij and Unieboek Het Spectrum. Since then, Lannoo publishes literature again, an activity that had almost fallen silent in the second half of the 20th century. In 2015, the publishing group acquired the Belgian publisher Academia Press. Uitgeverij Lannoo is a Belgian publishing company, based in Tielt, with three subsidiaries: Distrimedia – since 1994 in charge of the distribution of own imprints and other companies, also in Tielt. Lannoo Graphics Lannoo Uitgeverij
LannooMeulenhoffLannooMeulenhoff is a Dutch publishing company, based in Amsterdam, with three subsidiaries.
Meulenhoff BoekerijMeulenhoff was founded in 1895 by Johannes Marius Meulenhoff. Over the years, it built a reputation publishing literary works in original Dutch and in translation. For many decades, the company was led by Laurens van Krevelen, who received the Jan Hein Donner Award (a prestigious Dutch prize, awarded once every five years to notable persons in the publishing industry) in 2007. Meulenhoff was acquired by the books division of PCM Uitgevers, then by Lannoo. In 2001, Meulenhoff was rocked by the departure of long-time editor Tilly Hermans, for which the Dutch and other media blamed the corporate culture of then owner PCM Uitgevers. PCM, it was said, cared more for the bottom line than for the company's authors and editors, and was blamed for a "purge" that also led to the early retirement of van Krevelen. After more than thirty years with Meulenhoff Hermans founded Augustus, a smaller publishing house. Thirty authors followed her to the new publishing house, including Rudy Kousbroek and Adriaan van Dis). Others who left were Maarten Biesheuvel and Stefan Hertmans.Authors published by Meulenhoff include: Alicia Austin, Maarten Biesheuvel. Roberto Bolaño, Stefan Hertmans, Anne ... Read full biography
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||117 col, 12 b/w|
|Publication date:||Sept. 15, 2008|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Tielt, Belgium|