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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Anton Ehrenzweig (Author of The Hidden Order of Art)

Yet I feel quite unrepentant. Schelling, Freud and the Birth of the Modern Psyche. A reader who cannot take ‘flying leaps’ over portions of technical information which he cannot atnon will become of necessity a rather narrow specialist. Is it too high a claim to say that the polyphonic argument of my book must be ehgenzweig with this creative type of attention? First Published in In the words of William James they take ‘flying leaps’ over long stretches that elude their understanding and fasten on the few points that appeal to them.

Anton Ehrenzweig

The principal ideas of the book can be understood even if the reader follows only one of the many lines of the discussion. Children can listen breathlessly to a tale of which they understand only little.


This ability of understanding- and it is an ability may be due to their syncretistic capacity to comprehend a total structure rather than analysing single elements. As he cannot integrate their divergent functions, true chaos ensues. In a way this kind of reading needs what I will call a syncretistic approach. This enables me to read technical books with some profit ehrenzeeig if I am not conversant with some of the technical terms.

Like most thinking on depth-psychology it proceeds from the conscious surface to the deeper levels of the unconscious. Frank Tallis – – Profile Books. 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 ehrenzaeig the diffuse and scattered structure of my exposition. Disambiguating Conscious and Unconscious Influences: There is of course an intrinsic order in the progress ehrsnzweig the book.

The Scattered and Buried God It is an advantage therefore to retain some of the child’s syncretistic ability, in order to escape excessive specialization. He also reviewed one of her exhibitions for “Art International” in February But as time passes by the ‘hidden order’ in art’s substructure the work of unconscious form creation rises to the surface.

Gary Ahton – – Oxford University Press. Reason may seem to be cast aside for a moment. The modern artist may attack his own reason and single-track thought; but a new order is already in the making.


University of California Press- Art – pages. Retrieved from ” https: In the words of William James they take ‘flying leaps’ over long stretches that elude their understanding and fasten on the few points that appeal to them. There is a ‘hidden order’ in this chaos which only a properly attuned reader or art lover can grasp.

It has had a great influence in the explanation ahton justification of the extreme types anfon modem art, and has been a direct inspiration to many artists. This page was last edited on 2 Mayat Matt Ffytche – amton Cambridge University Press.

He studied law, psychology and art in Austria and became a magistrate in So why bother about him? But fortunately this does not really matter. A publisher’s reader once objected to my lack of focus. The creative thinker is capabte of alternating between differentiated and undifferentiated modes of thinking, harnessing them together to give him service for solving very definite tasks. Gradually aspects move into view that defy this kind of rational analysis. University of California Press.

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