Creative Authenticity outlines 16 principles that will help you peel back the fears, misconceptions, "shoulds" and confusion around courageous creative expression.
Author: Ian Roberts
Publisher: Atelier St-Luc Press
Serious working artists are the intended audience of this collection of short essays that clarify common expressive and personal problems that many artists encounter, including the fear of being clichéd, the desire to convey truth in art, and the frustration behind trying to find an authentic voice. These crippling fears are laid to rest through insightful discussions of personal experiences, the struggles of famous artists, and the rewards of producing art that comes from an authentic creative core. Providing sensitive reassurances that these struggles are normal, these essays encourage artists to focus on the development of their crafts and find inspiration to work through self-doubt.
This approach to an authentic life, known as expressive individualism,2 is seen
as the moral way to live. The call to authenticity is an ethical call, and for the
creative fields it is a particularly strong cultural ethic. The creative culture call to a
Author: Matthew Niermann
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Open any other book on creativity, and you will hear the clichéd rallying cries of current creative culture: Be True to Yourself! Find Your Voice! Express Your Authentic Self! This book is different. This book will not tell you to “Be true to yourself,” but will implore you to “Humble yourself.” This book will not repeat the slogan, “Find your Voice,” but will ask you to consider how your moral weaknesses are inhibiting your creativity. Examining the current creative culture, The Humble Creative argues that creativity can easily become disordered by vices that Christianity has long understood, but most have forgotten; vices such as vainglory, envy, sloth, anger, lust of the eyes, greed, and pride. The Humble Creative integrates the long-held Christian understanding of moral vice with creativity, providing an accessible exploration of individual vices and their role in disordering creativity—ultimately offering exercises for moral and creative formation. Written in an accessible way, this book explores the stories of several individuals whose creativity have become disordered by vice, introducing the reader to the often overlooked relationship between the moral character of the creative and the successful pursuit of flourishing creativity.
To exist authentically , we need profound backgrounds of intelligibility and
significance and broad , authentic minds . ( 3 ) Individual authenticity requires
creative , authentic social engagement , especially , creative engagement with
our social ...
Author: Xunwu Chen
This books presents a creative approach to the problem of individual authenticity. What is authenticity? What are its necessary conditions? How is an authentic self possible in society? What are the relationships of authenticity, morality, and happiness? The book examines a wide range of questions in Eastern and Western thought, to which it gives novel answers.
The tension between the ideal of an individually generated, creative authentic
self and the strong claims of collective authenticity is evident in Taylor's
somewhat selective adoption of Herder. Herder, after all, was a Romantic
nationalist who ...
Author: Howard H. Schweber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In Democracy and Authenticity Professor Howard Schweber examines a basic problem for liberal democracies. When a political entity is characterized by a multitude of identities and values, certain constraints apply to reasons for citizens and public officials to justify coercive political actions. The author argues that justifications based on particular religious doctrines are not a proper basis for government actions that affect everyone. He then develops a concept of public justification intended to guide citizens in a liberal democracy through the work of creating policies that satisfy their responsibilities to one another.
Billett's (2009) account of authenticity and the facilitation of authentic practice are
especially important in drawing out a rationale for why universities seek to
physically position students more closely alongside creative industries
Author: Roberta Comunian
Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies, research councils, arts and cultural agencies and other sector organisations. Within this framework, higher education institutions have also engaged in the creative agenda, but have struggled to define their role in this growing sphere of activities. Higher Education and the Creative Economy critically engages with the complex interconnections between higher education, geography, cultural policy and the creative economy. This book is organised into four sections which articulate the range of dynamics that can emerge between higher education and the creative economy: partnership and collaboration across Higher Education institutions and the creative and cultural industries; the development of creative human capital; connections between arts schools and local art scenes; and links with broader policy directions and work. While it has a strong UK component, it also includes international perspectives, specifically from Australia, Singapore, Europe and the USA. This authoritative collection challenges the boundaries of creative and cultural industry development by bringing together international experts from a range of subject areas, presenting researchers with a unique multidisciplinary approach to the topic. This edited collection will be of interest to researchers and policy makers working in the area of creative and cultural industries development.
It is this uniqueness that lies at the root of authenticity . Otto Rank emphasized the
uniqueness of individuals and the importance of affirming it in the therapeutic
process . The authenticity of an individual begins with the ability to retain and ...
Author: Alan Roland
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Presents new viewpoints that challenge aspects of the status quo in the psychoanalytic field.
The most authentic isn ' t necessarily the most true to the past ; it could be the
most creative or the most human . Authenticity A friend of mine was explaining to
me recently why he decided to buy a tiny flat in Paris . Apart from the illicit thrill of
Author: David Boyle
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Getting real is the next big thing in Western living - the determined rejection of the fake, the virtual, the spun and the mass-produced, in the search for authenticity. There's a revolution going on and (however unconsciously) we're all already part of it. Welcome to the New Realism. The charms of the global and virtual future we were all brought up to expect, where meals would be eaten in the form of pills and machines would do all our work, have worn rather thin. It's not that we don't want all the advantages of progress - we do - we just want a future that manages to be local and real too. Tracking the struggle for reality from Japanese theme parks to mock-Tudor villas and from Byron to Big Brother, this book explains where our reactions against spin and fakeness come from - and where they are going. The current revival of real food, real business, real culture flies in the face of expert opinion from politicians, economists, advertisers and big business - and they're having to run to keep up as our hype attention-span gets ever shorter.
Barasch and Hirshberg also observed that people ' s attention to authenticity ,
which had been critical in their healing , often marked the beginning of a person '
s most creative work . The two , I would suggest , are importantly integral to one ...
Author: L. Robert Keck
Publisher: Chrysalis Books
L. Robert Keck, author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Quest tells his remarkable story of a life of pain and determination. A survivor of polio, of a broken back, and of chronic, crippling, and progressive pain from post-polio syndrome, Keck details his lifelong battle to be a whole human being: a man of mind, body, and spirit. At the heart of his story lies the recognition that spirituality---the discovery of our true "soul self"---is the most important ingredient in health promotion, disease prevention, and healing from physical and emotional trauma.
at the existential cleanliness of personal authenticity and truthfulness of life
ideally embodied in the fictitious person of ... And thus , Nietzsche ' s transition
from the creative and positive power of the Christian God to the creative ,
authentic and ...
Author: John Lippitt
Publisher: Clinamen PressLtd
This is a provocative international and interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars of Nietzsche and philosophers of religion. Nietzsche, famous for declaring the death of God, nevertheless was responsible throughout his writing for the most telling modern meditation on the nature of the religions of the world, mysticism, the divine as a principle in culture, and the relation of mankind to the infinite. This collection deals with the full scope of Nietzsche's thought on this topic, encompassing Greek, Hebraic, Asian and Mystic religion. Nietzsche scholarship has flourished immeasurably in recent years, not least in respect to the religious question. Nietzsche and the Divine will be an essential underpinning of this area for Nietzsche scholars and theological scholars alike.
We understand creative voice in terms of an individual ' s ability to resolve
problems in unique and distinctive ways . The public is drawn to these people for
their “ authenticity ” – that is , their intrinsic drive for genuine selfexpression .
Author: Academy of Management
Focus on management theory and practice