Positive and negative forms (1970)
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In this study of spaces in the geography of the mind, the author questions whether they have formal qualities that are aesthetically meaningful apart from the meaning of the objects by which they are bounded. (Spaces are concretely conceptualized in unconscious phantasy in relation to time.) We must be reminded that this "architectural" paper originates around the time that Explorations in Autism (1975) was written, where the pathological link between space and time comes under clinical and theoretical scrutiny. In this paper the author also proposes the creation of a Clinical Data Service to be made available to various professionals (aesthetes, philosophers, architects, etc.) willing to explore the Kleinian psychoanalytic view of their particular area of interest. This was to be a bulletin with papers written by psychoanalysts with special interests. This project did not become a viable proposition.