I´d really suggest you this book, i loved it almost as much as i did Roger Bauer´s
And... : No, there is no german edition published.
la "grand hystérie";
PARABLE OF HYSTERIA, TRANCE AND SACRAL ECSTASY
an interesting context between hysteria-cult and ghost-photography;
...within the course of intensive nineteenth century hysteria-"research" right before the era of Freudean psychoanalysis,
Charcot, a doctor who was involved into "modern" photo-analytical methods at the popular french psychiatry "Salpêtrière Hôpital" was publishing frequent catalogues including 70´s-photography of hysterical patients in different phases of the hysterical attack. (those were exclusively woman of course),,,
those staged depictions of female hystericals at Salpetiere Paris
hed been published as authentic documentations of hysterical attacks:
• ...these photos were all taken closely before the photoprint technology was invented, (which means: every catalogue included original enlargements)
Rengard, Phase: 'Attitudes Pasionelles'
• post-decadent staged foucunnier models (for nude-sculpture groups)
• sacral enlightment and mysticism in early italian baroque age...
(sacred Theresia-sculpture by bernini) — this portrayed psychotic woman was coeval to the sculptor.
(scultpture: San Vittoria Rome)
• dada and surrealism; "attitudes passionelles" in erotic context