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A Critical Theory of Creativity


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Introduction 1. Visions -and Derisions- of Utopia 2. Ernst Bloch and Utopian Critical Theory 3. Homo Aestheticus 4. Case Study: Navajo Design, Culture and Theology 5. Archetypes, the Unconscious and Psychoanalysis 6. Roger Fry and the Language of Form 7. From Genesis to Job 8. Homo Absconditus 9. Conclusion: The Republic of Heaven

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Richard Howells is Professor of Cultural Sociology at King's College London, UK, where he specialises in visual and popular culture, together with cultural and critical theory. He studied at Harvard and Cambridge universities and lives in London and West Sussex with his wife, the designer Sarah Howson.


"The great strength of Howells's book is that it is, in the very best sense of the word, interdisciplinary. ... his A Critical Theory of Creativity is a celebration of the human spirit and the `Christ-impulse' that compels us all to hope even in the face of the inhuman. It is absolutely indispensable reading especially for scholars of Bloch who want to better understand how his ideas relate to the creative and the visual." (Duncan Reyburn, English Academy Review, Vol. 33 (1), April, 2016)

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