Diary drawings : mental illness and me. Bobby Baker.

By: Baker, Bobby.
Contributor(s): Whittuck, Dora.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Profile, 2010Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781846683749.Subject(s): Art | Art Therapy | Mental Disorders | Mentally ill persons | Borderline personality disorder | Sketchbooks | Notebooks | Art and mental illnessDDC classification: 709.2BAK
Contents:
In 1996 the artist Bobby Baker was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder. Her subsequent struggle to overcome severe mental and later physical illness lasted for 11 years. The 158 drawings and watercolours in this book are an astonishing record of her slow and harrowing journey to eventual recovery.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1996 the artist Bobby Baker was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder. Her subsequent struggle to overcome severe mental and later physical illness lasted for 11 years, and was unknown to anyone outside her close family, friends and colleagues. The 158 drawings and watercolours in this book, selected by Bobby from the hundreds more that she created daily as a private way of coming to terms with her experience, are an astonishing record of her slow and harrowing journey to eventual recovery. Moving, startling, shocking and hilarious in turn, these diary drawings reveal the stark realities of living with mental illness and of society's lack of understanding.<br> <br> With an introductory essay by Marina Warner, and essays by Bobby and by her daughter Dora Whittuck, a qualified clinical psychologist, this book is a rich and rewarding visual experience and a fascinating insight into the interplay between art, mental health and society.

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In 1996 the artist Bobby Baker was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder. Her subsequent struggle to overcome severe mental and later physical illness lasted for 11 years. The 158 drawings and watercolours in this book are an astonishing record of her slow and harrowing journey to eventual recovery.