Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development (The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging)
By: Martin S. Lindauer (author)Hardback
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This volume explores the strengths and opportunities of old age as these are manifested by the accomplishments of aging artists, late artistic works, and elderly arts audiences. It critically examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive development, and gerontology, and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and students in these fields.
I: The Case is Made: Late-Life Creativity and Old Age Art. References. 1. Late-life creativity. 2. Old age and old artists. II: Competing Views of Late-Life Creativity. 3. The youthful rise, early fall, and short span of creativity: the decline model. 4. Does creativity decline with age? 5. Late-life creativity. III: Late-Life Creativity: Historical and Contemporary Artists. 6. A reconsideration of Lehman's findings. 7. The course of creativity among historical artists of renown: the peak and productive years. 8. Creative productivity, gender, and individual differences for longlived artists of renown. 9. Contemporary old artists and their late-life creativity: the quality and quantity of late-life art. 10. New ideas and approaches by aging artists what has been learned about late-life creativity? IV: The Old-Age Style. 11. The old-age style introduced: the issues. 12. Identifying artists with an old-age style: contributions from experts, laypersons, and artists. 13. Describing paintings in the old-age style. 14. Beyond the old-age style, old art, and the aging artists. V: Art and the Elderly. 15. Reactions to paintings by older and younger viewers. 16. Age differences and the arts. 17. Looking ahead. Index.
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