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F. M. Alexander: The Coming Man

Subtitle:   An Intellectual Biography Of The Originator Of "The Alexander Technique" - US Edition
Author:   Mace, Rodney
ISBN:   1853434108
Publisher:   Free Association Books
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F.M. Alexander gave his name to the Alexander Technique, described as "an effective way of physical and mental re-education". In this biography, he emerges as a complex figure. Born in Tasmania, he drew on the cultural legacy of a brutalizing convict society for many of his ideas. The book reveals just how much his technique was influenced by Victorian notions of religion, improvement and the predominant science of the race culture. It also charts his close association with John Dewey, George, George Bernard Shaw and Aldous Huxley.
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F. M. Alexander gave his name to the "Alexander Technique", frequently described as "an effective way of physical and mental reeducation" and now widely practiced in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Recent surveys in both the U.S. and the U.K. show record numbers of people seeking help from complementary medicine. Alexander's technique has come to hold a leading place amongst holistic practices. Many complementary therapies have a tendency to maintain a closed stance to the outs... 
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Pages: 250
Edition: Paperback
Published: 20.01.1999
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