• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity (Hardback)
  • Finding the Muse: A Sociopsychological Inquiry into the Conditions of Artistic Creativity (Hardback)
zoom

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

(author)
£72.00
Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 28/01/1994
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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. It focuses 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 artistic creativity, the author provides a realistic portrayal of the contemporary artist and some useful suggestions for addressing the problems that curb creativity. Focusing on problems of creativity that have arisen in recent years, the book articulates the more optimal conditions within which the process of artistic creation might occur. Part psychology of creativity, part sociology of art, and part cultural criticism, the book will be of interest to psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, art historians, art educators and especially aspiring artists.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521392181
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An outstanding work...Engaging, critically, a variety of 'individualist' views focusing on the encapsulation of the artist, the author makes a strong case for the socio-historical-cultural constitution both of artists and works of art. An exceptionally well written book, accessible both to professional scholars and to intelligent general readers. A 'find.'" Choice
"Finding the Muse can be read as a work on the sociopsychology of creativity and artistic work. It should be read simultaneously as a statement of viewpoint about directions for psychology as a field. In both readings, it is a significant contribution that deserves serious intention." Margery B. Franklin, Contemporary Psychology
"Finding the Muse will be welcomed in social psychological circles..." Caterina Pizanias, Theory of Psychology

You may also be interested in...

The Inner Level
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Incurable Romantic
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Behave
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Undoing Project
Added to basket
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Organized Mind
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Lost Connections
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Why We Sleep
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Selfie
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bullshit Jobs
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.