Another World (Paperback)
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-Features drawings by J.J. Grandville, photos by psychiatrist Baron Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, instruments from experimental psychologist Gererd Heymans, and works by artist Gustav Mesmer -Showcases the extraordinary passion scientists and artists hold for the often ungraspable twilight zones of the human mind Where does reality end and fantasy begin? When can we talk about an hallucination? How do we bridge the gap between our world and others, and imagine or research what is happening 'elsewhere'? "Another World" opens the gateway to alternative realities, showing how science and art have explored the unknown areas of the mind for the last two centuries. As innovative as it is offbeat, this story begins with selections from the oeuvres of four distinctly creative thinkers, each of whom have generated a different "world." From walking pencils to flying bicycles, materialized ghosts and optical illusions, nothing is too odd for this book and its curious insights into the human mind. Text in English, French, and Dutch.
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The Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent is a unique and prestigious museum with a vast collection on the history of psychiatry, and an internationally acclaimed collection of outsider art. The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions based on their fascination for the "not-ordinary", where delusion and science, art and culture, are exposed in a different way.