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The Resource The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing, Damion Searls

The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing, Damion Searls

Label
The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing
Title
The inkblots
Title remainder
Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing
Statement of responsibility
Damion Searls
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years, he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see. After Rorschach's early death, his test quickly made its way to America, where it took on a life of its own--being used by the military at the Nuremberg trials and in Vietnam, becoming an advertising staple, a cliché in Hollywood and journalism, an inspiration to everyone from Andy Warhol to Jay Z, and being given to millions of defendants, job applicants, parents in custody battles, and people suffering from mental illness. In this first-ever biography of Rorschach, Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach's family, friends, and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test's creation, its controversial reinvention, and its remarkable endurance--and what it all reveals about the power of perception.--
Assigning source
adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Searls, Damion
Dewey number
  • 616.890092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438.6.R667
LC item number
S43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rorschach, Hermann
  • Psychiatrists
  • Rorschach Test
Label
The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing, Damion Searls
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: tea leaves -- All becomes movement and life -- Klex -- I want to read people -- Extraordinary discoveries and warring worlds -- A path of one's own -- Little inkblots full of shapes -- Hermann Rorschach feels his brain being sliced apart -- The darkest and most elaborate delusions -- Pebbles in a riverbed -- A very simple experiment -- It provokes interest and head-shaking everywhere -- The psychology he sees is his psychology -- Right on the threshold to a better future -- The inkblots come to America -- Fascinating, stunning, creative, dominant -- The queen of tests -- Iconic as a stethoscope -- The Nazi Rorschachs -- A crisis of images -- The system -- Different people see different things -- Beyond true or false -- Looking ahead -- The Rorschach test is not a Rorschach test -- Appendix: The Rorschach family -- Hermann Rorschach's character by Olga Rorschach-Shtempelin
Control code
ocn952546949
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804136549
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016028995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952546949
Label
The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing, Damion Searls
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: tea leaves -- All becomes movement and life -- Klex -- I want to read people -- Extraordinary discoveries and warring worlds -- A path of one's own -- Little inkblots full of shapes -- Hermann Rorschach feels his brain being sliced apart -- The darkest and most elaborate delusions -- Pebbles in a riverbed -- A very simple experiment -- It provokes interest and head-shaking everywhere -- The psychology he sees is his psychology -- Right on the threshold to a better future -- The inkblots come to America -- Fascinating, stunning, creative, dominant -- The queen of tests -- Iconic as a stethoscope -- The Nazi Rorschachs -- A crisis of images -- The system -- Different people see different things -- Beyond true or false -- Looking ahead -- The Rorschach test is not a Rorschach test -- Appendix: The Rorschach family -- Hermann Rorschach's character by Olga Rorschach-Shtempelin
Control code
ocn952546949
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804136549
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016028995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952546949

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