Thursday Morning Book Club

Thursday Morning Book Club January Book

Join us in discussing The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls on Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 

In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see.

 

In this first-ever biography of Rorschach, Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach’s family, friends, and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test’s creation.

 

 

The Thursday Morning Book Club meets in the Tutoring rooms on the Upper Level. Registration is not required, and new members are welcome! If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Joelene at jdiana@ccpa.net.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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