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The Mind's Best Work By D. N. Perkins

The Mind's Best Work
by D. N. Perkins

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Over the years, tales about the creative process have flourished-- tales of sudden insight and superior intelligence and personal eccentricity. 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.
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The Mind's Best Work by D. N. Perkins

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.

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The Mind's Best Work Reviews


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 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. Newsday A survey of scientific research that's also a work of playful wit. Newsweek

About D. N. Perkins


D.N. Perkins is Director of Harvard Project Zero, Senior Research Associate, and Lecturer On Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents


A Parable 1. Witnesses to Invention 2. Creative Moments 3. Ways of the Mind 4. Critical Moments 5. Searching For 6. Plans Down Deep 7. Plans Up Front 8. Lives of Inquiry 9. Having It 10. The Shape of Making Notes Sources Index

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GOR010107679
The Mind's Best Work by D. N. Perkins
D. N. Perkins
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Harvard University Press
1990-07-01
324
0674576241
9780674576247
N/A
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