Provincetown, MA: The Journal Press, 1946. First edition thus. Wraps. 8vo. Brown perfect-bound wraps. Chipping and small tears to spine ends and corners; moderate edgewear overall. INSCRIBED on title page: "With many greetings for the holidays in cordial friendship to both of you / yours T.S.W." Very good. Very good. Item #23772
Paper resulting from experiments carried out with college students in the Psychology department of Sarah Lawrence College, reprinted as part of the series Genetic Psychology Monographs, 1946, 33, 3-70. Waehner, an Austrian artist, studied at the Bauhaus with Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky before fleeing to Vienna, Zurich, and ultimately New York following the Nazis' rise to power in the 1930s. During her time as a professor at Sarah Lawrence, she studied and published on art and psychology, attempting in this paper to gather data on line quality, subject preference, representation vs. abstraction, and other quantifiable aspects of free drawings as they might be correlated to artist personality, academic ability, background, and environment. Scarce in trade and rare signed, a significant link between psychology and abstract art - including Dadaism and Surrealism.