Creative Realities: The Search for Meanings

Creative Realities: The Search for Meanings

by Maxine Borowsky Junge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761810846

ISBN-13: 9780761810841

Pub. Date: 06/18/1998

Publisher: University Press of America

Creative Realities: The Search for Meanings brings a unique approach to the difficult study of the creativity of artists through a researcher who is also an artist. Maxine Borowski Junge explores the creative processes of fourteen visual artists and writers through interviews and examination of their work. She accomplished this through a four part alternative

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Creative Realities: The Search for Meanings brings a unique approach to the difficult study of the creativity of artists through a researcher who is also an artist. Maxine Borowski Junge explores the creative processes of fourteen visual artists and writers through interviews and examination of their work. She accomplished this through a four part alternative realities perspective which also includes a documentation of her own work as an artist. The four case studies establish differences between the creative experience and the interaction with the outside world. Distinctive patterns of relationship are discovered between the artist in the creative mode and his or her personality in the outside world. The patterns noticed, designated "The Ariadne Effect," represents the effect that the specific realities have on the creative process, yet noting that the particular universe does not create creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761810841
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
06/18/1998
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Figures8
Tables10
Acknowledgments13
Ch. 1Introduction and Setting the Ground17
Ch. 2The Alternative Realities Map: Setting the Ground35
Ch. 3Preparing Myself and the Persistence of Reality63
Ch. 4Four Archetypal Case Examples Within the Four Realities109
Ch. 5Creative Realities: Contrasts and Comparisons181
Ch. 6The Ariadne Effect: Images and Propositions313
Ch. 7Meanings of the Journey323
Appendices329
Creativity Literature and the Alternative Realities331
More about the Alternative Realities Model353
Notes361
Bibliography365
Index373
About the Author376

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