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Description - The Minds 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674576247
ISBN-10: 0674576241
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - D. N. Perkins

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

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