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Mind's Best Work (Hardback)
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Mind's Best Work (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 10/11/1981
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Over the years, tales about the creative process have flourished-tales of sudden insight and superior intelligence and personal eccentricity. Coleridge claimed that he wrote Kubla Khan in one sitting after an opium-induced dream. Poe declared that his Raven was worked out with the precision and rigid consequence of a mathematical problem. D. N. Perkins discusses the creative episodes of Beethoven, Mozart, Picasso, and others in this exploration of the creative process in the arts, sciences, and everyday life.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674576278
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


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A survey of scientific research that's also a work of playful wit.
"The Mind's Best Work" �is� a guided tour of the new psychology of creative thinking... Perkins belongs in that rare company of Lewis Thomas and other popularizers of science who combine a lively style, playful wit and discriminating scholarship.
"The Mind's Best Work" [is] a guided tour of the new psychology of creative thinking... Perkins belongs in that rare company of Lewis Thomas and other popularizers of science who combine a lively style, playful wit and discriminating scholarship.
A delightful book, easy to read, amusing and jammed with intriguing "personal experiments," puzzles for the reader that offer insights into creative thinking. It is a valuable book because it summarizes well the results of recent investigations and effectively debunks a variety of cherished myths... Read the book for fun. Read it to find out what psychologists are up to.--New York Times Book Review

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