Creativity: Theory, History, Practice
By Rob Pope
Routledge – 2005 – 320 pages
Creativity: Theory, History, Practice offers important new perspectives on creativity in the light of contemporary critical theory and cultural history. Innovative in approach as well as argument, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries and builds new bridges between the critical and the creative. It is organised in four parts:
Rob Pope takes significant steps forward in the process of rethinking a vexed yet vital concept, all the while encouraging and equipping readers to continue the process in their own creative or 're-creative' ways. Creativity: Theory, History, Practice is invaluable for anyone with a live interest in exploring what creativity has been, is currently, and yet may be.
'This varied and provocative book takes a multi-lensed instrument to the many historical and theoretical facets of creativity. Pope's scope is immense, his method discursive.' – Writing in Education
'For an author to achieve the rigour and practical applicability of a text-book as well as the academic and depth-informed qualities of a monograph, while creating at the same time ample room for discursive and associative play, is no mean feat - but this is Pope's ongoing signature and para phase' – Writing in Education
'This is a valuable book that ought to be read by anyone in the humanities working on notions of the creative … The book will provide valuable service to numerous readers as an intellectual workout on the diversity of its field.' –British Association for Romantic Studies