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CHAPTER 1The Creativity Problem 1
CHAPTER 2Constraints and First Choruses 7
CHAPTER 3Constraints for Creativity in Literature 14
CHAPTER 4Constraints for Creativity in Art 32
CHAPTER 5Constraints for Creativity in Fashion 54
CHAPTER 6Constraints for Creativity in Architecture 69
CHAPTER 7Constraints for Creativity in Advertising 91
CHAPTER 8Constraints for Creativity in Music 102
CHAPTER 9Constraints for Developing Creativity 119
CHAPTER 10Central Concepts: A Recap 130
Fixed Elements, Chance Arrangements: 151 Arp and Kelly
Student Reactions 154
Working With Constraints III: Learning to Chart 157 Your Own Constraints
Can You Identify Your “First Choruses”? 157
Constraints in Retrospect 159
Student Reactions 160
Preface
ART SCHOOL AND ADVERTISING
CONSTRAINTS AND THE CREATIVITY PROBLEM
CUBISM: LEARNING FROM ART HISTORY
CUBISM: LEARNING FROM PSYCHOLOGY
CONSTRAINTS FOR CONFORMITY
CONSTRAINTS FOR CREATIVITY
DIFFERENT DOMAINS: DIFFERENT FIRST CHORUSES AND CONSTRAINTS
TELL ME A STORY: FICTIONS
TELL ME YOUR STORY: MEMOIR
A CONVERSATION: CONSTRAINTS CAN BE CRIMINAL
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
CONSTRAINING SUBJECT: SEEING THE LIGHT
CONSTRAINING METHOD: MULTIPLES
A CONVERSATION: RHYTHM FROM REPETITION
THE TWO PATHS: A DIGRESSION
FUNCTIONAL CONSTRAINTS: LIFE–“STYLES”
THE TWO PATHS: A CONTINUATION
SUBJECT CONSTRAINTS: ROLE–”MODELS”
A CONVERSATION: INTERPRETING, RECONSTRUCTING
STYLISTIC CONSTRAINTS: WHAT SHAPE SHOULD A MODERN ARCHITECTURE TAKE?
FUNCTIONAL CONSTRAINTS: THE SHAPES THAT CONTAINERS TAKE
A CONVERSATION: CONTAINERS FOR PEOPLE
THE GOAL CONSTRAINT
THE PRODUCT CONSTRAINT
THE STRATEGIC CONSTRAINT
TOO MUCH CLUTTER, TOO FEW CONSTRAINTS
TWO CONVERSATIONS: COMMERCIAL ART
STYLISTIC CONSTRAINTS: STRUCTURING DISSONANCE
SUBJECT CONSTRAINTS: I THINK I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
A CONVERSATION: CONTRASTING CONSTRAINTS
CONSTRAINTS: CHILDREN TO CREATORS
EARLY APPRENTICES . .
. . . AND A LATE BLOOMER
A CAVEAT: THE DANGER OF DILETTANTISM
A CONVERSATION: THE DANGER OF BOREDOM
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
THE CREATIVITY PROBLEM
FIRST CHORUSES
GOAL CONSTRAINTS: WHAT’S LEFT TO BE DONE?
LAST WORDS ON LATE BLOOMERS
References
Working With Constraints I: Learning to Write in a Different Voice1
FIRST DRAFT: WRITING IN YOUR OWN VOICE
SECOND DRAFT: THE FIRST AUTHOR’S VOICE
THIRD AND FOURTH DRAFTS: THE SECOND AND THIRD AUTHORS’ VOICES
FINAL DRAFT: BACK TO YOUR OWN VOICE
STUDENT REACTIONS
Working With Constraints II: Learning to Take Chances
USING CHANCE AS A TASK CONSTRAINT
FIXED ELEMENTS, CHANCE ARRANGEMENTS: ARP AND KELLY
Working With Constraints III: Learning to Chart Your Own Constraints
CAN YOU IDENTIFY YOUR “FIRST CHORUSES”?
WHAT’S NEXT?
CONSTRAINTS IN RETROSPECT
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Creativity from Constraints

Creativity from Constraints

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In this exciting new contribution to the study of creativity, psychologist, artist, and writer Dr. Patricia Stokes delves into the minds of famous creative artists and discovers the surprising source leading to their creative breakthroughs. From Picasso to Stravinsky, Kundera and Chanel to Frank Lloyd Wright, it is not boundary-less creative freedom that inspires new ideas, but self-imposed, well-considered constraints. Monet forced himself to repeatedly paint the way light broke on, between, and around his subjects, contrasting color instead of light and dark, and softening edges in the process. His constraints catapulted the art world from representational to impressionist art. Whatever your creative field--be you an artist, educator, or psychologist who studies creativity and problem solving--Stokes shows you how to think clearly about your creative development and design the vital constraints that will take you to breakthrough.
In this exciting new contribution to the study of creativity, psychologist, artist, and writer Dr. Patricia Stokes delves into the minds of famous creative artists and discovers the surprising source leading to their creative breakthroughs. From Picasso to Stravinsky, Kundera and Chanel to Frank Lloyd Wright, it is not boundary-less creative freedom that inspires new ideas, but self-imposed, well-considered constraints. Monet forced himself to repeatedly paint the way light broke on, between, and around his subjects, contrasting color instead of light and dark, and softening edges in the process. His constraints catapulted the art world from representational to impressionist art. Whatever your creative field--be you an artist, educator, or psychologist who studies creativity and problem solving--Stokes shows you how to think clearly about your creative development and design the vital constraints that will take you to breakthrough.

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