Pictures of a Childhood: Sixty-Six Water Colors and an Essay

Pictures of a Childhood: Sixty-Six Water Colors and an Essay

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by Alice Miller
     
 

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In Pictures of a Childhood, Alice Miller explores the connection between childhood and that creative activity which "somehow permits us to come to grips with the demons of our past, to give form to the chaos within, and thereby master our anxiety."

Having realized in the early seventies a lifelong desire to paint, Dr. Miller found an unfamiliar world

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In Pictures of a Childhood, Alice Miller explores the connection between childhood and that creative activity which "somehow permits us to come to grips with the demons of our past, to give form to the chaos within, and thereby master our anxiety."

Having realized in the early seventies a lifelong desire to paint, Dr. Miller found an unfamiliar world emerging from her paintings: not the "nice" world of her childhood, to which she had always testified, but one of fear, despair, and loneliness. Meditating on her spontaneously executed watercolors - sixty-six of which are reproduced here in full color - and their implications, Dr. Miller offers a profound analysis of the roots of creativity in the authentic self's struggle for survival.

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ISBN-13:
9780452011588
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/11/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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