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Further Reading


Books listed here have been read by members of the Health and Creativity Workshop group but no particular recommendation is made. We welcome any suggestions you have for this list so please submit the information through the ‘comments’ section of the website.

A Prospectus for Arts and Health. London: HMSO, 2007.

Choosing Health. London: HMSO, 2004

Tomorrow’s Doctors. London: HMSO, 1993.

Bilton, Chris. Management and Creativity. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2007.

Clifford, James & George Marcus (eds). Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, Berkley: University of California, 1986.

Craft, Anna, Jeffrey, Bob and Leibling, Mike (eds). Creativity in Education London: Continuum, 2001.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. New York: HarperPerrenial,1996.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life.  New York: Basic Books Inc.,1998

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: the Classic Work on how to Achieve Happiness. New York: Rider and Co., 2002.

Csikszentmihalyi, M, Feldman, D, & Gardner, H. Changing the World: A Framework for the Study of Creativity. Westport: G. Greenwood Publishing Company, 1994.

Czarniawska Barbara & Carmelo Mazza. 'Consulting as a Liminal Space', Human Relations, 56, 3, 2003: 267-290.

De Bono, Edward. Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas, London: HarperCollins, 1995.

De Bono, Edward. Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990.

DeGraff, Jeff & Katherine Lawrence. Creativity at Work: Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

Dissenyake, Ellen. What is Art For?  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.

Dissenyake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.

Frank, Arthur. The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness and Ethics, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1995.

Giroux, Henry & Patrick Shannon. Education and Cultural Studies: Towards a Performative Practice, London: Routledge, 1997.

Govan, Emma & Deborah Munt ‘Crisis and Creativity: Liminality and the Creative Grown-Up’, Skolojats, 1, 2004: 30-33.

Guntern, Gottlieb (ed).   Risk-taking and Creative Leadership, London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1998.

Hallam, Elizabeth & Tim Ingold.  Creativity and Cultural Improvisation, Oxford: Berg, 2007.

Hyde, Lewis. The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transformed the World. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2006.

Johnstone, Keith. Improvisation and the Theatre, London: Methuen, 1987

Kaye, Charles & Tony Blee The Arts in Health and Care: A Palette of Possibilities.  London: Jessica Kingsley, 1997.

Kirklin, Deborah & Ruth Richardson. The Healing Environment: Without and Within. London: The Royal College of Physicians, 2003.

Linstead, Stephen & Heather Joy Hopfl.  The Aesthetics of Organisation, London: Sage, 2000.

Michalko, Michael. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2006.

Michalko, Michael. Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius for Business and Beyond. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2001

Nettle, Daniel. Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity and Human Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Pope, Rob. Creativity: Theory, History, Practice. London: Routledge, 2005.

Rogers, Carl. On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy. London: Constable, 1990.

Schmid, Therese. Promoting Health Through Creativity: For Professionals in Health, Arts and Education. London: John Wiley, 2005.

Schechner, Richard. Performance Theory. London: Routledge, 1988.

Sherwood, Dennis. Creating an Innovative Culture. London: Capstone, 2002.

Smith, Keri. Living Out Loud: Activities to Fuel a Creative Life, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003.

Smith-Bowen, Elenore & Laura Bohannon.  Return to Laughter, New York: Doubleday, 1956.

Sternberg, Robert. Handbook of Creativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Sternberg, Robert & James Kaufman. The International Handbook of Creativity.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Sternberg, Robert, Grigorenko, Elena L & Jerome Singer. Creativity: From Potential to Realization. New York: American Psychological Association, 2004.

Titterton, Mike.  Risk and Risk-taking in Health and Social Welfare, London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005.

Turner, Victor. From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982.

Winnicott, D.W. Playing and Reality, London: Routledge, 1991.


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