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Dreaming With Open Eyes: The Shamanic Spirit in Twentieth Century Art and Culture (Mandala Shaman Psychology Series)

Michael Tucker

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ISBN 10: 1855381842 / ISBN 13: 9781855381841
Published by Harpercollins, San Francisco, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Very Good softcover, 9.75"x7.5", 432pp. Pages bright, clean & unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 17301

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Title: Dreaming With Open Eyes: The Shamanic Spirit...

Publisher: Harpercollins, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperback

Illustrator: Photographs

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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Book by Tucker, Michael

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Tucker, who holds a post at the University of Sussex once held by R.D. Laing, argues that contrary to widespread opinion, the meaning of modern art is more hopeful than many have assumed. Although he does not deny the cynicism, commodification, and hyper-objectification pointed out by others, he has an abiding faith in the individual artist. Tucker, who draws direct parallels between recent artistic developments and the work of shamans throughout history, sees the artist as a living bridge to alternative planes of consciousness, a pathfinder to and potential forger of social health. An excellent text for modern art survey courses, this book embraces a venerable who's who of cultures, from rap to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. The black-and-white illustrations are not the expected ones.
- Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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