Léon, Hilde; Reichwald, Marc-Philip; Schultz, Peter-Karsten (Hrsg.) | Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH | E-Books
A love of experimentation and discipline, curiosity and routine, hubris and self-reflection are the basis and driving force of the creative spirit. Creative design entails more than just a brilliant idea or hard work—it is a continual process of searching, finding, and inventing, employing interdisciplinary thought and focused action.
This book assembles excerpts from literary classics that deal in different ways with the process of developing an idea. Contemporary authors from the fields of art, music, and psychology put these themes into the context of their own disciplines and experience. Designs, actions, and architectural concepts from a decade of teaching by architect Hilde Léon, professor at the Leibniz University in Hannover, are the results of risk and reflection—all that promised by the title, “Controlled Megalomania.”