The Spirit of Creativity : Basic Mechanisms of Creative Achievements

By (author) Guntern, Gottlieb

The Spirit of Creativity is a systemic study of human creativity. It offers a fascinating visual model of the creative process consisting of four major stages: stage I, the interplay of chaos and order; stage II, creative production; stage III, cultural selection; stage IV, morpho-evolution and morpho-elimination of created products and forms. The author analyzes the seven phases (germination, inspiration, preparation, incubation, illumination, elaboration and evaluation) of stage II, leading from a vague hunch to a product meeting the criteria of creativity. A vast number of examples, taken from all continents and various cultures as well as from art, technology and science and other fields of human endeavor, illustrate how cultural recognition and rejection influence the creative processes of individuals and teams. The author demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Mongol Empire, the Silk Road, and the medieval Muslim golden age on the origin of the European Renaissance.

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  • Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff Chapter 4 Chapter 2: On the Structure of the Creative Process Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Strange Loops Chapter 6 Subject Index Chapter 7 Bibliography

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書名 The Spirit of Creativity : Basic Mechanisms of Creative Achievements
著作者等 Guntern, Gottlieb
書名別名 Basic Mechanisms of Creative Achievements
出版元 University Press of America
刊行年月 2010.08.14
ページ数 568p
大きさ H243 x W164
ISBN 9780761850519
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国