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James Hughes - Altered States (2nd Hand Softback)

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SKU B002323

Subtitled : Creativity Under The Influence.

This provocative study takes readers on the ultimate creative trip, exploring in depth the heightened states of mind that give rise to art. 300 colour illustrations.

The relationship between altered states of consciousness and art is explored in a fascinating and daring new book the discusses meditative rituals, alcohol, drugs, and other "handles" on altered reality, tracing their influence on the work of William Faulkner, Samuel Coleridge, Jackson Pollock, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Little Richard, and many others.

  • Format : Larger, Square 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Arts, Photography & Fashion.
  • Published : 1999 (Watson-Guptill Publications, USA)
  • ISBN : 9780823001637
  • SKU : B002323
  • PPC : LL600gm
  • RRP : $29.95
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Full Colour, Glossy & Lavishly Illustrated.

External Reviews

"A very interesting book, but one that made me realise that no matter how much absinthe I drink, I'll never be a poet! (sob) That goes out to any other pretentious people thinking of buying this. Anyone else will greatly enjoy it, for it explores not only art, but also science and mingles the two. One thing is does help you do is have lucid dreams, which are cool." - Amazon Review.

" . . . Hughes explores the lives of famous "creatives," from Plato to Vincent Van Gogh to chess player Bobby Fisher, observing that the "creative process requires, at least in some of its operations, a state of consciousness that is dramatically, sometimes dangerously altered." - Book Verdict.

The Author

James Hughes is Professor of comparative politics at the London School of Economics. He is also editor of Development and Transition, the newsletter of the United Nations Development Programme.