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Heart of the Original

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True creativity, the making of a thing which has not been in the world previously, is originality by definition. But while many claim to crave originality, they feel an obscure revulsion when confronted with it. The really new is uncomfortable and disturbing. Repetition of the familiar is preferred. The hailing of old ideas as original lowers the standard for invention and robs most creative people of the drive to do anything interesting, let alone seek out the universe of originality which is drumming its fingers, wondering why nobody calls. This is a book for those who care not for the fashionable simulacra of the media creative, but for an understanding of the hard road to true originality. Part manual, part history of ideas, part manifesto, this is a unique experimental journey around the outer limits of our culture. It debunks myths and wages war on cliche and platitude - a rallying cry and disruptive book for those bored with merely thinking outside the box.


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Heart of the Original
Author(s): Steve Aylett
ISBN: 1-78352-091-4 / 978-1-78352-091-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unbound
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Heart of the Original
Author(s): Aylett Steve
ISBN: 1-78352-088-4 / 978-1-78352-088-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Heart of the Original
Author(s): Steve Aylett
Publisher: Unbound Digital
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