The Act of Creation
'The act of creation' begins where this view ceases to be true. Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity, frequently suppressed by the automatic routines of thought and behaviour that dominate their lives. The study of psychology has offered litle in the way of an explanation of the creative process, and Koestler suggests that we are at our most creative when rational thought is suspended - for example in dreams and trance-like states. Then the mind is capable of receiving inspiration and insight.
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Review: The Act of CreationUser Review - John - Goodreads
My interest in this book is from the perspective of illustration and sculpture. Be fore warned; there is a lot more in this book than just from the fine arts community. There are a variety of fields ... Read full review
Review: The Act of CreationUser Review - Frank - Goodreads
Book 1 is a lucid and well developed theory about the nature of creativity in the arts and science. Book 2 is a poorly conceived attempt to extend these ideas into biology and psychology. The analogy ... Read full review