• Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual

Alexander's second book on his technique, first published in 1923. The present edition consists of Alexander's authorized 1946 edition. It contains the well-known practical procedure described in the chapter "Illustration."

This new and reset edition contains two prefaces by Alexander, an introduction by John Dewey, and a new foreword by Walter Carrington. Ten appendices contain reviews of the first edition. The introductory notes by Jean Fischer discusses Alexander's concept of sensory appreciation and the chapter "Illustration". The notes also provide a printing history and a table of changes between the 1923 and the 1946 editions.              

The book contains several illustrations which have never been published before. This is also the first edition ever of Constructive Conscious Control to feature an index.



Content

List of Illustrations

Foreword by Walter Carrington
Preface to New Edition
Preface
Introduction by John Dewey
Introductory Notes by Jean M. O. Fischer

Part One: Sensory Appreciation in its Relation to Man's Evolutionary Development

Part Two: Sensory Appreciation in its Relation to Learning and Learning to Do
I. Education and Re-Education
II. Incorrect Conception
III. Imperfect Sensory Appreciation
IV. Illustration
V. Respiratory Mechanisms
VI. Unduly Excited Fear Reflexes, Uncontrolled Emotions and Fixed Prejudices
VII. Psycho-Physical Equilibrium

Part Three: Sensory Appreciation in its Relation to Man's Need
I. 'Knowing Oneself'
II. Imitation
III. Concentration and the Sustained (Continuous) Projection of Orders
IV. Memory and Feeling
V. Complexity and Complications in Relation to Stress and Strain

Part Four: Sensory Appreciation in its Relation to Happiness
Sensory Appreciation in its Relation to Happiness

Conclusions
Psycho-Physical Attitude
Appendices
a. 'A New Scientific Principle' - Review by Horace Thorogood in The Star
b. 'In the Name of Science' - Review in the Yorkshire Post
c. Review in The Scotsman
d. Review in The Edinburgh Evening News
e. Review in The Lancet
f. 'Conscious Control' - Review in the British Medical Journal
g. 'Human Skulls Dug Up by the New Psychologists' Review by Howard Devree in the New York Times
h. Review in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, with correspondence
i. Review by Katharine B. Codman in The Public Health Nurse
j. 'Increasing Consciousness' - Review in The Times Literary Supplement
Index


Book Specifications
Author/Editor F. M. Alexander
Binding. Pages. Year. Paperback. 280 pages. 2004.
ISBN 0954352262/978-0954352264.
Size 231 x 154 mm.
Errata Page 118: line 11: for “scientific” read “specific”. Page xxxv: Third paragraph, last line: for "indictates" read "indicates".

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