The Act of Creation

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Arkana [The Penguin Group], 1964 - Philosophy - 751 pages
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'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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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

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From time immemorial the gift of creativity has been venerated almost as if it were divine. If there is such a thing as creativity as thus defined, then it is clear that civilization must owe much, if ... Read full review

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About the author (1964)

Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the University of Vienna. Koestler was a Middle East correspondent for several German newspapers, wrote for the Manchester Guardian, the London Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Koestler wrote Darkness at Noon, which centers on the destructiveness of politics, The Act of Creation, a book about creativity, and The Ghost in the Machine, which bravely attacks behaviorism. Arthur Koestler died in London on March 3, 1983.

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