Paths to creativity

Listening to Design by Andrew Levitt (Reaktion Books; Hb £15.00), reviewed by Dr Lucia Giombini.

Birth is not a one-off occurrence. Life often requires us to be repeatedly reborn, particularly if we have strong creative impulses. Artistic creation is itself existential; an idea can pass through phases of gestation, nourishment and finally, birth. But an idea can also be abandoned, killed off.

In his new book, Listening to Design, Andrew Levitt examines the profound psychological journey that often accompanies the design process. As an architect, teacher and


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