This title features the first three issues of "Raw Vision", the best magazine on Outsider Art. "Raw Vision" magazine was first published in 1989 at a time when Outsider Art was almost a clandestine, secret area of art, only just a few people around the world knew about. The first editions of "Raw Vision" magazine presented works that have since become world famous but which, at the time, were shown to a wide audience for the first time. The early editions of "Raw Vision" soon sold out and over the years became expensive and sought-after collectors' items.
Features included are: The Art of Entrancement: the mediumistic and spiritual in Outsider Art; Word and Image in American Folk Art: a survey of Southern folk artists; Nek Chand's Rock Garden of Chandigarh: the world's largest sculpture park and visionary environment; Autour de l'Art Brut: an exploration of Dubuffet's theories of Art Brut; The work of SPACES, the Los Angeles based conservation organisation who were instrumental in saving the famous Watts Towers; Schroder-Sonnenstern: the demented erotic vision of this German draughtsman; Haiti and the school of Saint Soleil - contemporary works form the vibrant artistic world of Haiti; Willem van Genk: powerful Dutch visionary; Gustav Mesmer: Outsider and his flying machines, a latter day lcarus; and, Billy Morey - creating against all the odds - how art rescued him from a cycle of crime and punishment.