By (author) Vera John-Steiner
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Creative Collaboration by Vera John-Steiner
Book DescriptionIn Creative Collaboration, Vera John-Steiner offers rare and fascinating glimpses into the dynamic alliances from which some of our most important scholarly ideas, scientific theories and art forms are born. Within these pages we witness the creative process unfolding in the intimate relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Henry Miller and Anais Nin, Marie and Pierre Curie, Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins, and Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz; the productive partnerships of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Albert Einstein and Marcel Grossman, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, and Freeman Dyson and Richard Feynman; the familial collaborations of Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Hubert and Stuart Dreyfus, and Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson and Mary Catherine Bateson; and the larger ensembles of The Guarneri String Quartet, Lee Strasburg, Harold Clurman and The Group Theatre, and such feminist groups as The Stone Center and the authors of Women's Ways of Knowing. Many of these collaborators complemented each other, meshing different backgrounds and forms into fresh styles, while others completely transformed their fields. Here is a unique cultural and historical perspective on the creative process. Indeed, by delving into these complex collaborations, John-Steiner illustrates that the mind - rather than thriving on solitude - is clearly dependent upon the reflections, renewal and trust inherent in sustained human relationships.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195307702
(236mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vera John-Steiner
Loving and Hating Mathematics, Hardback (December 2010)
Describes the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. This book is suitable for those who want to understand why the most rational of human endeavors is at the same time one of the most emotional.
Sociocultural Approaches to Language and Literacy, Paperback (November 2008)
This book deals with a major crisis in education - the achievement of literacy skills.
Creativity and Development, Paperback (August 2003)
What is creativity, and where does it come from? Creativity and Development explores the connections and tensions among creativity research and developmental psychology, two fields that, for a long time, have largely progressed independently of each other.
Notebooks of the Mind, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Vera John-Steiner
An account of the human mind that uses a combination of personal accounts and laboratory studies of thought process to cover topics such as the importance of childhood mentor figures; the lengthy apprenticeship of the talented person; and the development of self-expression.
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Author Biography - Vera John-Steiner
Vera John-Steiner has been a leading scholar of creativity and education for over 30 years. Her book, Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking, won the 1990 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. A Professor of Linguistics and Education at the University of New Mexico, she lives in Santa Fe.
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