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Inkblots Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

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ISBN-10: 0804136564

ISBN-13: 9780804136563

Edition: 2017

Authors: Damion Searls

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The captivating untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic of a new generation of modern artists. He had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see. Rorschach himself was a visual artist, and his test, a set of ten carefully designed inkblots, quickly made its way to America, where it took on a life of its…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/20/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Damion Searls writes in English and has translated many of Europe's greatest writers: Rilke, Proust, Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Handke, Nescio, Jon Fosse, Robert Walser, Kurt Schwitters, and others. He has received a Fulbright Fellowship, an NEA, and a PEN Translation Fund award; his most recent books are an abridged edition of Thoreau's Journal and a new selection and translation of Rilke's poetry and prose, called The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams. His travelogue Everything You Say Is True appeared in 2004.