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ERIC Number: EJ1043963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Making Sense of the Modernist Muse: Creative Cognition and Play at the Bauhaus
Prager, Phillip
American Journal of Play, v7 n1 p27-49 Fall 2014
In a review of the methodology of the Bauhaus (Germany's famous art school of the Weimar Republic era) in light of more recent scientific research on creativity and especially in light of the work of László Moholy-Nagy, the author examines the emphasis the school placed on play and positive emotions and concludes that it evinced a highly sophisticated understanding of creative cognition half a century ahead of science. He thus questions the modernist and rationalistic paradigms into which the Bauhaus has been enshrined and discusses its true relationship to the idea of play
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Language: English
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