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In the Shower with Picasso by Christian Stadil, Lene Tanggaard

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SHOWERING WITHEINSTEIN ANDPICASSO: WORKINGWITH THE CREATIVEBREAKTHROUGH

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This chapter concerns how we can encourage the so-called creative breakthrough at home and at work. One point this chapter makes is that too much self-consciousness can constrain creativity. We need to be able to forget ourselves occasionally, conquer our anxiousness to be creative, and let the body and its slow thought processes do their work. As the Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa formulates it in The Thinking Hand:

Significant ideas or responses in the world of architecture are not expressions of individuals inventing things out of the blue. They are embedded ...

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