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A breathtaking beautifully illustrated tour de force,
This review is from: The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (Hardcover)
Beautifully illustrated and presented, Eric Kandel has managed to produce a superlative book that interweaves art history focusing on the fin de siecle modernist Vienese artists Klimt, Scheile and Kokoscha and Freud's theories as a point of departure for presenting in some detail the developments and experiments leading to the latest insights into how humans percieve and emotionally process the sensory and social world. An amazing feat and a feast for anyone interested in the new science of mind!
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