Playing and Reality

Recommended by Judith Edwards, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #17 in Art Therapy, Ranked #22 in Psychoanalysissee more rankings.

What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins... more

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Judith Edwards Winnicott’s Playing and Reality, not published till after his death, is a fine and illuminating collection of his major thinking. (Source)

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