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Outsider Art Library

Outsider Art Library

First coined by Roger Cardinal in the 1970s, "Outsider art" is an umbrella term for art made by the mentally ill—art that is distinguished by visionary and/or obsessive qualities, or the development of fantasy worlds and individual mythologies. Below is a selection of our leading titles on outsider artists, from the 18th-micrographic marvels of Matthias Buchinger to Horst Ademeit's Polaroid photographs of unseen negative forces permeating everyday objects.

TITLE ALPHABETICAL INDEX

ART BRUT IN AMERICA

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780912161266
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 1/26/2016
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


CHARLES DELLSCHAU

MARQUAND BOOKS/D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781935202905
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


EUGENE VON BRUENCHENHEIN: KING OF LESSER LANDS

ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

ISBN: 9780977878390
USD $60.00
| CAN $79 UK £ 53

Pub Date: 6/14/2016
Active | In stock


GEORGE WIDENER: SECRET UNIVERSE IV

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863352875
USD $39.95
| CAN $53.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock


GEWäCHSE DER SEELE

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775745345
USD $65.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


HORST ADEMEIT: SECRET UNIVERSE

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783865609977
USD $44.95
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Active | In stock


JAMES CASTLE: SHOW AND STORE

D.A.P./MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFíA

ISBN: 9781935202707
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


JEAN DUBUFFET: METAMORPHOSES OF LANDSCAPE

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740999
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
Active | Out of stock


JOE MINTER: TO YOU THROUGH ME

INSTITUTE 193/TINWOOD

ISBN: 9781732848221
USD $30.00
| CAN $45 UK £ 27

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
Active | In stock


JOSEF WITTLICH: PICTURE AFTER PICTURES

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783863354138
USD $120.00
| CAN $160

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


LOUIS MICHEL EILSHEMIUS: PEER OF POET-PAINTERS

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037644355
USD $100.00
| CAN $132.5

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Active | In stock


MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: “THE GREATEST GERMAN LIVING”

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9781938221125
USD $39.95
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Out of print | Not available


NIKO PIROSMANI

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775744751
USD $65.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


RICHARD DADD: THE ARTIST AND THE ASYLUM

D.A.P./TATE

ISBN: 9781935202684
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 8/31/2011
Active | In stock


SINGULAR SPACES

RAW VISION

ISBN: 9780615785653
USD $80.00
| CAN $107.5 UK £ 71

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
Active | In stock


SOMETHING TO TAKE MY PLACE: THE ART OF LONNIE HOLLEY

HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

ISBN: 9781467574488
USD $39.95
| CAN $53.95 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


THE ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

HAYWARD GALLERY PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781853323164
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | Out of stock


THE SHADOW OF THE AVANT-GARDE

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740593
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
Active | In stock


WALKS TO THE PARADISE GARDEN: A LOWDOWN SOUTHERN ODYSSEY

INSTITUTE 193

ISBN: 9781732848207
USD $45.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
Active | In stock


WILLIAM L. HAWKINS: AN IMAGINATIVE GEOGRAPHY

SKIRA/FIGGE ART MUSEUM/THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9788857236346
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
Active | In stock


Recommended Reading: A Book List on Outsider Art

Best-selling Titles from Outsider Art Library

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: King of Lesser Lands
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: King of Lesser Lands
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

Hbk, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 162 pgs / 99 color. | 6/14/2016 | In stock  |   US $60.00


Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
D.A.P./TATE

Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color. | 8/31/2011 | In stock  |   US $50.00


James Castle: Show and Store
James Castle: Show and Store
D.A.P./MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFíA

Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 220 color. | 9/30/2011 | Not available  |   US $55.00


Outsider Art Library Active Backlist Titles

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: King of Lesser Lands
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: King of Lesser Lands
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY

Hbk, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 162 pgs / 99 color. | 6/14/2016 | In stock  |   US $60.00


George Widener: Secret Universe IV
George Widener: Secret Universe IV
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs / 70 color. | 9/30/2013 | In stock  |   US $39.95


Gewächse der Seele
Gewächse der Seele
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 340 color. | 7/23/2019 | In stock  |   US $65.00


Horst Ademeit: Secret Universe
Horst Ademeit: Secret Universe
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8 x 9.75 in. / 112 pgs / 155 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock  |   US $44.95


Joe Minter: To You Through Me
Joe Minter: To You Through Me
INSTITUTE 193/TINWOOD

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 32 color. | 9/17/2019 | In stock  |   US $30.00


Josef Wittlich: Picture after Pictures
Josef Wittlich: Picture after Pictures
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 352 pgs / 1,241 color. | 6/23/2015 | In stock  |   US $120.00


Louis Michel Eilshemius: Peer of Poet-Painters
Louis Michel Eilshemius: Peer of Poet-Painters
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 768 pgs / 476 color / 53 bw. | 2/23/2016 | In stock  |   US $100.00


Niko Pirosmani
Niko Pirosmani
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 11.25 x 9.5 in. / 220 pgs / 130 color. | 2/19/2019 | In stock  |   US $65.00


Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
Richard Dadd: The Artist and the Asylum
D.A.P./TATE

Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color. | 8/31/2011 | In stock  |   US $50.00


Singular Spaces
Singular Spaces
RAW VISION

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 584 pgs / 1,306 color / DVD (NTSC). | 11/30/2013 | In stock  |   US $80.00


The Shadow of the Avant-garde
The Shadow of the Avant-garde
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 328 pgs / 254 color. | 2/23/2016 | In stock  |   US $45.00


Walks to the Paradise Garden: A Lowdown Southern Odyssey
Walks to the Paradise Garden: A Lowdown Southern Odyssey
INSTITUTE 193

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 352 pgs / 100 color / 80 bw. | 4/23/2019 | In stock  |   US $45.00


William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
SKIRA/FIGGE ART MUSEUM/THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART

Hbk, 11.75 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 78 color. | 9/25/2018 | In stock  |   US $55.00