Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma

Wojcik, Daniel. Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma.

Daniel Wojcik’s book Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma provides a comprehensive guide through the contested terrain of outsider art, art brut, visionary art, "art of the insane," and folk art. Wojcik situates such art in broader vernacular traditions, while also analyzing the ways that trauma and adversity have inspired the art-making process in potentially therapeutic ways.

"Around the O" review of Outsider Art.

 

 

Fields of Focus: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Folklore, Visual Culture