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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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The Theme of the Dying. There is of course an intrinsic order in the progress of the book. Schelling and the Unconscious. The book combines a profound knowledge of modern psychology with an equally profound knowledge of all the arts, particularly painting and music. On the other hand I have reason to hope that a reader who is attuned to the hidden substructure of art will find no difficulty in following the diffuse and scattered structure of my exposition.

History of Western Philosophy. A publisher’s reader once objected to my lack of focus. In a way this kind of reading needs what I will call a syncretistic approach.

Anton Ehrenzweig (Author of The Hidden Order of Art)

Like most thinking on depth-psychology it proceeds from the conscious surface to the deeper levels of the unconscious. This enables me to read technical books with some profit even if I am not conversant with some of the technical terms.

The argument of this book ranges from highly theoretical speculations to highly topical problems of modern art and practical hints for the art teacher, and it is most rhrenzweig that I can find a reader who will feel at home on every level of the argument.

The Self-Creating God There is a ‘hidden order’ in this chaos which only a properly attuned reader or art lover can grasp. Reviews “One of the most intelligent books ever written about the psychology of artistic creativity. This kind of treatment may well appear chaotic to an orderly mind. The unconscious functions overcome and fragment the conscious surface sensibilities and tear reason into shreds.


He fled Austria immediately after the Anschluss with Germany in and settled in England with his brother Ehrnezweig Ehrenzweig and parents following him later that year. Culture and the Unconscious. The Child’s Vision of the World 2.

Anton Ehrenzweig

There is of course an intrinsic order in the progress of the book. I myself seem to have preserved some of this ability.

A reader who cannot take ‘flying leaps’ over portions of technical information which he cannot understand will become of necessity a rather narrow specialist. Retrieved 17 June From Vienna to the Present.

Modern art seems truly chaotic. Essentially a merging of Freudian psycho-analysis and Gestalt psychologythis thesis established the importance of the interplay that takes place between our conscious and formal creation of images and our undisciplined perceptive imagination. The Ehrenzweiv and Buried God. Unconscious Scanning Part II: The Three Phases of Creativity 8. It is an advantage therefore to retain some of the child’s syncretistic ability, in order to escape excessive specialization.

In this way a profound conflict between conscious and unconscious spontaneous control comes forward. The Foundation of the Unconscious: An Intellectual and Social History, I do not think that a reader who wants to proceed on a single track will understand the complexity of art and creativity in general anyway. Reason may seem to be cast aside for a moment.

This book is certainly not for the man who can digest his information only within a well-defined range of technical terms. This page was last edited on 2 Mayat The uncreative psychotic succumbs to the tension between conscious differentiated and unconscious undifferentiated modes of mental functioning.


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.

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The first chapters deal with familiar technical and professional problems of the artist. The modern artist may attack his own reason and single-track thought; but a new order is already in the making. But fortunately this does not really matter.

Yet I feel quite unrepentant. Is it too high a claim to say that the polyphonic argument of my book must be read with this creative type of attention? Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide ehrenzweib proxy.

I realize that the apparently chaotic and scattered structure of my writing fits the subject matter of this book, which deals with the deceptive chaos in art’s vast substructure. The Dark Ground of Spirit: So why bother about him?

A reader who cannot take ‘flying leaps’ over portions of technical information which he cannot understand will become of necessity a rather narrow specialist. University of California Press- Art – pages.

Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Hence creativity requires a diffuse, scattered kind of attention that contradicts our normal logical habits of thinking.