Ten fascinating oil paintings illustrate this edition of Freud’s controversial and influential work.
‘I shall show in the following pages’, writes Sigmund Freud in the opening to his masterpiece, ‘that there is a psychological technique making it possible to interpret dreams and that, if this procedure is applied, every dream turns out to be a meaningful psychical construct that should be allotted a specific place in the mental whirl of waking life.’ One of the most influential books of the 20th century, Interpreting Dreams has never ceased to fascinate, intrigue and stimulate controversy: it revolutionised the way we think about ourselves.
This edition uses J. A. Underwood‘s magisterial 2006 translation, which follows the last German edition, the eighth that Freud prepared in his lifetime. It includes ten beautifully enigmatic oil paintings by Gabriella Boyd, an acclaimed artist currently studying for a postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy, and an indispensable introduction from Cambridge professor and psychoanalysis expert John Forrester, written in 2006.
Bound in blocked cloth with an inset printed-paper label
Set in Sabon with Minion display
Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations
10˝ x 6¼˝