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Cellblock Visions - Prison Art in America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R659
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Cellblock Visions - Prison Art in America (Hardcover): Phyllis Kornfeld
Cellblock Visions - Prison Art in America (Hardcover): Phyllis Kornfeld

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Cellblock Visions - Prison Art in America (Hardcover)

Phyllis Kornfeld; Foreword by Roger Cardinal

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This text presents some of the most inventive and gripping examples of "outsider" art and offers an account of prison art as a subject worthy of serious consideration. The author's postition as an art facilitator puts her in a unique position to explain how art develops in prison and what gives inmate art its distinctive character. From painting to toilet paper sculpture, the works of prisoners range from awkward attempts to amazing displays of virtuosity. Filled with quotes from both male and female prisoners, and containing the author's own anecdotes, the book shows how these artists, most of them having had no previous training, turn to their work for a sense of self-worth, an opportunity to vent rage, or a way to find peace. Readers learn how the artists deal with the cramped space, limited light and narrow vistas of their prison studios, and also how the security bans on many art supplies lead them to ingenious resourcefulness, such as in extracting colour from shampoo and weaving with cigarette wrappers. The book covers the traditional prison arts, such as soap carving and tattoo, and devotes a large section to painting. The brief biographies of each artist portray that indiv

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1997
First published: 1997
Authors: Phyllis Kornfeld
Foreword by: Roger Cardinal
Dimensions: 280 x 203 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-02976-4
Barcode: 9780691029764
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Offenders > Rehabilitation of offenders
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LSN: 0-691-02976-8

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