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Mind's Best Work

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ISBN-10: 0674576241

ISBN-13: 9780674576247

Edition: 1981

Authors: 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. 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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Book details

Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 325
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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

A Parable
Witnesses to Invention
Creative Moments
Ways of the Mind
Critical Moments
Searching For
Plans Down Deep
Plans Up Front
Lives of Inquiry
Having It
The Shape of Making Notes Sources Index