Explaining Creativity – The Science of Human Innovation – Keith Sawyer – Oxford University Press, 2006

Explaining Creativity – The Science of Human Innovation – Keith Sawyer – Oxford University Press, 2006

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Explaining Creativity

In this book, the creativity scholar and professor Keith Sawyer gives an overview of the different conceptions of creativity for the general readership. We recommended this book to anyone who wants to have a more complete understanding of creativity in everyday life.

Quote from the book:

Many studies of creativity have been limited to those art forms most highly valued in the West. By limiting their studies to “high” forms—to fine art painting rather than decorative painting, graphic arts, or animation; to basic science rather than applied science, engineering, or technology; to symphonic compositions rather than the creativity of the violinist, the ensemble interaction of a chamber quartet, or the improvisation of a jazz group—these researchers have implicitly accepted a set of values that is culturally and historically specific. These biases must be discarded if we want to explain creativity in all societies, in all cultures, and in all historical time periods. To explain creativity, we have to consider a broad range of creative behaviors, not only the high arts of Western, European cultures.

Keith Sawyer

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