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Paperback | $35.95 Trade | £26.95 | ISBN: 9780262700917 | 296 pp. | 7 x 9 in | September 2002

Hans Bellmer

The Anatomy of Anxiety

About the Author

Sue Taylor is Assistant Professor of Art History at Portland State University, Oregon.


“An impressive book by any standards. Every page displays intelligence, erudition and visual acuity.”—Metapsychology


“Hans Bellmer is a well-written, scrupulously researched book on an important and controversial artist. Taylor combines a balanced, generally sympathetic discussion of Bellmer's work with a feminist critical perspective; her commentaries on individual works are nuanced, never shrill or simplistic.”
Susan Rubin Suleiman, Harvard University, author of Subversive Intent: Gender, Politics, and the Avant-Garde
“Sue Taylor's new book on Hans Bellmer and his dolls provides the best possible way of looking at this major and controversial artist through both the lens of psychoanalytic theory and the history of psychoanalysis. An original book on a difficult and contested figure of modern art.”
Sander L. Gilman, Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago