The creative imperative, heavily discussed in contemporary culture, had seen a remarkable historic boom already back in the 1960s. Creativity, imagination, and visual thinking were of great interest in areas spanning from the military-academic complex to counterculture or esoterics. These notions were not limited to art and design but a concern for psychology and psychotherapy, cognitive and computer science, mathematics, or social studies and politics alike. In historic case studies, this volume traces the role of theories and practices of imagination and creativity in an interdisciplinary, applied image culture around the 1960s.

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