1. The rise and fall of the aesthetic. 2. The split between inner and outer worlds and the impoverishment of psychological life. 3. From iconography to embodiment. 4. From inarticulate to aesthetic form. 5. Aesthetics, beauty and soul. 6. Art, therapy and the therapy of art. 7. Towards a new psychological aesthetics. 8. Putting aesthetic and psychological qualities into words. 9. Conclusion.
Re-evaluating the conventional philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to aesthetic qualities
David Maclagan is an artist, art therapist and lecturer. He directed an MA at the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies. University of Sheffield and is also involved with the Art Psychotherapy training there. He has published numerous articles on Outsider Art, art therapy and imaginal psychology, and is the author of Creation Myths.