Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
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Einstein, Picasso by Arthur I. Miller
Book DescriptionThe most important scientist of the twentieth century and the most important artist had their periods of greatest creativity almost simultaneously and in remarkably similar circumstances. This fascinating parallel biography of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso as young men examines their greatest creations-Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Einstein's special theory of relativity. Miller shows how these breakthroughs arose not only from within their respective fields but from larger currents in the intellectual culture of the times. Ultimately, Miller shows how Einstein and Picasso, in a deep and important sense, were both working on the same problem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465018604
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur I. Miller
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Empire of the Stars, Paperback (October 2010)
FERMATS LAST THEOREM meets THE FLY IN THE CATHEDRAL - a compelling story of one of the 20th century's most important intellectual duels. SIMON WINCHESTER meets SIMON SINGH in this dramatic, character-driven story
137, Paperback (June 2010)
"The history is fascinating, as are the insights into the personalities of these great thinkers."-New Scientist
Deciphering the Cosmic Number, Hardback (May 2009)» View all books by Arthur I. Miller
The extraordinary story of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their struggle to quantify the unconscious.
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Author Biography - Arthur I. Miller
Arthur B. Miller is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College, London. He lives in London, England.
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