Results 1 – 12 of 16 The Hidden Order of Art: A Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination. May 24, by Anton Ehrenzweig. First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. British Journal of Medical Psychology · Volume 21, Issue 3 · British Journal of Medical Psychology banner. UNCONSCIOUS FORM‐CREATION IN ART. ANTON.

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Anton Ehrenzweig – Wikipedia

The modern artist may attack his own reason and single-track thought; but a new order is already in the making. In the words of William James they take ‘flying leaps’ over long stretches that elude their understanding and fasten on the few points that appeal to them.

Matt Ffytche – – Cambridge University Press. Reviews “One of the most intelligent books ever written about the psychology of artistic creativity. All artistic structure is essentially ‘polyphonic’; it evolves not in a single line of thought, but in several superimposed strands at once.

The Scattered and Buried God. I myself seem to have preserved some of this ability.

The Self-Creating God Modern art seems truly chaotic. The Times Digital Archive. Yet I feel quite unrepentant. From Vienna to the Present. The book combines a profound ehreznweig of modern psychology with an equally profound knowledge of all the arts, particularly painting and music. First Published in Children can listen breathlessly to a tale of which they understand only little. The conflict proves to be akin to the conflict of single-track thought and ‘polyphonic’ scattered attention which I have described.


Michael Snodgrass – – American Journal of Psychology 4: For instance the plastic effects of painting pictorial space which are familiar to every artist and art lover tum out to be determined by deeply unconscious perceptions.

The Three Phases of Creativity 8. McGrath – – Routledge. As he cannot integrate their divergent functions, true chaos xnton. The argument of this book ranges from highly theoretical antonn to highly topical problems of modern art and practical hints for the art teacher, and it is most unlikely that I can find a reader who will feel at home on every level of the argument.

Anton Ehrenzweig

Hence creativity requires a diffuse, scattered kind of attention that contradicts our normal logical habits of thinking. For instance the plastic effects of painting pictorial space which are familiar to every artist and art lover tum out to be determined atnon deeply unconscious perceptions.

The creative thinker is capabte of alternating between differentiated and undifferentiated modes ehrenzwejg thinking, harnessing them together to give him service for solving very definite tasks. Yet I feel quite unrepentant. There is a ‘hidden order’ in this chaos which only a properly attuned reader or art lover can grasp. He abandoned his law career after returning to London while his brother who left for America in started an entirely new career there in the Common Law and became an eminent Conflicts of Laws professor at Berkeley California.

The Age of Insight: Conscious thought eheenzweig sharply focused and highly differentiated in its elements; the deeper we penetrate into low-level imagery and phantasy the more the single track divides and branches into unlimited directions so that in the end its structure appears chaotic. May I, then, ask the reader not to be irritated by the obscurity of some of the material, to take out from the book what appeals to him and antpn the rest unread?


The Hidden Order of Art by Anton Ehrenzweig – Paperback – University of California Press

So why bother about him? It is an advantage therefore to retain some of the child’s syncretistic ability, in order to escape excessive specialization. anyon

There is a ‘hidden order’ in this chaos which only a properly attuned reader or art lover can grasp. This enables me to read technical books with some profit even if I am not conversant with some of the technical terms. Books Digital Products Journals. Sign in to use this feature. The first chapters deal with familiar technical and abton problems of the artist. Culture and the Unconscious.

The first aton deal with familiar technical and professional problems of the artist. This ability of understanding- and it is an ability znton be due to their syncretistic capacity to comprehend a total structure rather than analysing single elements. Disambiguating Conscious and Unconscious Influences: He along with all other Jewish internees was released in The other aspects merely add stereoscopic depth to the argument, but not really new substance.

Find it on Scholar. Is it too high a claim to say that the polyphonic argument of my book must be read with this creative type of attention?