PESSLER, Monika; FINZI, Daniela (eds.)
FREUD. Berggasse 19 – The Origin of Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud first called his pioneering psychological theory and form of treatment“psychoanalysis” in 1896: that same year he moved his practice into nineteen new rooms in the Berggasse in Vienna. It was there that he developed the “talking cure” with them and, among other things, wrote his famous treatise, The Interpretation of Dreams.

The book FREUD. Berggasse 19, published to mark the redesign of the Berggasse 19 Museum, illuminates Freud’s life and work through in-depth articles: experts from different disciplines illuminate the life, work, and fate of Sigmund Freud and his family, as well as the development of psychoanalysis, with its enduring historic impact on art, culture, and society.  

These texts are complemented by a detailed dossier about the museum’s permanent art collection, which was begun by artist Joseph Kosuth in the mid-1990s.

The publication also describes the changes the Sigmund Freud Museum has undergone, thanks to the new concept and latest renovation, planned by the architects Hermann Czech, Walter Angonese, and ARTEC Architects (Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl). [publisher’s note]

With texts by Siri Hustvedt, Monika Pessler, Hermann Czech, Daniela Finzi, Arkadi Blatow, Christfried Tögel, Philippe van Haute, Hermann Westerink, Viktor Mazin, Mai Wegener, Andreas Mayer, Liliane Weissberg, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Christine Diercks, August Ruhs, Ulrike May, Eran Rolnik, Michael Molnar, Roman Krivanek, Inge Pretorius, Michaela Raggam-Blesch, Heidemarie Uhl, Carol Seigel, Joseph Kosuth, Mario Codognato, Martin Prinzhorn.

Published by Hatje Cantz, 2020
Design by Martha Stutteregger
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PESSLER, Monika; FINZI, Daniela (eds.) - FREUD. Berggasse 19 – The Origin of Psychoanalysis