Creative Theories of (Just About) Everything
By Jeroen Lutters
Creativity has been hailed as the driving force and most important skill of the 21st century—a power to be taught, understood and deployed on all levels of society.
Debate concerning the cognitive origins and potential of creativity is mostly confined to the realms of the natural and social sciences, with insights ranging from neurology to theoretical physics to psychology and educational sciences. It seems that true understanding of creativity is barely to be found within the humanities.
Here, using insights from these fields, and also delving into the ideas of Parmenides, Spinoza, Goethe, Emerson, Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Barthes, Deleuze, Baudrillard, Kripke, Bollas, Spivak, Bal and many others, Dutch theorist Jeroen Lutters—author of In the Shadow of the Art Work and The Trade of the Teacher—argues that creativity should be explicitly enforced in education and society, to open up new perspectives.
This book is intended to serve as a source of inspiration for critical and creative thinkers, artists, art historians, philosophers, literary researchers, cultural and social scientists and anyone who is interested in the subject of creativity.
Lutters’ text is accompanied by Ina Meijer's art works: tapestries that play with two-dimensionality, tactility, scale, texture and structure.
Designed by Sam de Groot
Published by Valiz, 2020
Softcover, 208 pages, b&w, 6.5 × 9.25 inches