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Creative Involution (Used)
by Williams, Cora L.
Book ID: 9307, 9307
208pp, reprint of the 1916 Knopf first edition. Autographed with a photo of the author mounted to the front pastedown. The photo shows Williams sitting in front of the magnificent palace of the Spring Estate, a 12,000 sf mansion in the hills of Berkeley that became home to her school. Begun in 1918, The Cora L. Williams Institute of Creative Development (later Williams College), a tony elementary and secondary school was known for its focus on languages, poetry, music, and literature. Famous guest lecturers such as Mark Twain and psychologist Alfred Adler taught courses there. Interpretive dance inspired by Isadora Duncan was taught, and Institute students danced with the Boyntons at the Temple of Wings and with Duncan colleague Vassos Kanellos at the Hearst Greek Theater. One of the students, Helen Bacon Hooper, went on to dance with Martha Graham. The Williams Institute’s most celebrated alumnus was probably Irving Wallace (1916–1990), author of The Chapman Report. The school occupied the mansion for five decades. In 1975, the Spring estate was purchased by real-estate investor Larry Leon, who made the mansion his home for the next thirty years. He sold the property to a consortium of investors in 2005. The John Hopkins Spring Estate was designated a City of Berkeley Landmark on 3 July 2000. It is listed in the California State Historic Resources Inventory. This is a curious work, with esoteric chapters on the spiral shape, and ones justifying the Great War as a "triumph of Christianity". It appears to be partly based on Korzybski's Manhood of Humanity.
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