Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity

Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity

by Mark Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521392187

ISBN-13: 9780521392181

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Finding the Muse explores the lives of a group of aspiring fine artists from the mid-1960s, when they completed art school, to the mid-1980s, focusing especially on problems of artistic creativity as they relate to such issues as the mystique of the artist, the challenge of establishing community among artists, the place of the art market in the construction of…  See more details below

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Finding the Muse explores the lives of a group of aspiring fine artists from the mid-1960s, when they completed art school, to the mid-1980s, focusing especially on problems of artistic creativity as they relate to such issues as the mystique of the artist, the challenge of establishing community among artists, the place of the art market in the construction of artistic identity, and the limits and possibilities of modern and postmodern art itself. By identifying the salient problems of contemporary artistic activity, the author seeks both to reconstruct more optimal conditions of creativity and to provide direction for how these conditions might be brought about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521392181
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Social reality and the space of creativity; 2. To be an artist; 3. In the company of others; 4. Creativity and the market; 5. The dream of artistic freedom; 6. The conditions of creativity; Appendix: the Artists Project; References; Index.

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