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A critical theory of creativity : utopia, aesthetics, atheism and design

Author: Richard Howells
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Critical Theory of Creativity' argues that a Utopian drive is aesthetically encoded within the language of form. But coupled with this opportunity comes a very human obligation which cannot be delegated to God, to nature or to market forces. As Ernst Bloch declared: 'Life has been put into our hands.'
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Howells
ISBN: 9781137446169 1137446161
OCLC Number: 904194549
Description: vii, 204 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Visions and derisions of utopia --
Ernst Bloch and utopian critical theory --
Homo aestheticus --
Case study: Navajo design, culture and theology --
Archetypes, the unconscious and psychoanalysis --
Roger Fry and the language of form --
From Genesis to Job --
Homo absconditus.
Responsibility: Richard Howells, King's College London, UK.
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