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The Resource Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs, Andrew Robinson

Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs, Andrew Robinson

Label
Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs
Title
Sudden genius?
Title remainder
the gradual path to creative breakthroughs
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Robinson
Title variation
Gradual path to creative breakthroughs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Creativity takes many forms, but are there characteristics shared by those perceived as geniuses in their chosen domain of art or science? In this highly readable account, Andrew Robinson considers the nature of genius. We begin by looking at the scientific study of creativity. From talent, intelligence, and versatility to memory, dreams, and mental illness, we find that there can be many ingredients to exceptional creativity. The central part of the book analyses periods of creative achievement and breakthrough in the lives of five scientists and five artists--including Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, Curie's discovery of radium, Einstein's theory of special relativity, Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro, Virginia Woolf's writing of Mrs Dalloway, and Champollion's decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphic system. Robinson follows the trail that led these ten remarkable individuals from childhood to their greatest achievements as adults. His personal choices reflect the variety of creativity and genius and of the factors involved in their accomplishments
  • The final part asks what these ten highly creative individuals and many others have in common; if there are certain types of education, parental upbringing, and personality associated with genius: whether breakthroughs follow patterns; how creative science compares with artistic creation; and whether breakthroughs always involve imaginative leaps of discovery--so-called eurekas. Although breakthroughs may appear to have little in common, whether in art or science, it turns out that they almost always require at least ten years of immersion in a domain. --Book Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Andrew
Dewey number
153.980922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.R5154 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Champollion, Jean-François
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Curie, Marie
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri
  • Ray, Satyajit
  • Cartier-Bresson, Henri
  • Champollion, Jean-François
  • Curie, Marie
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Leonardo
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Ray, Satyajit
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Creative ability
  • Inspiration
  • Gifted persons
  • Creative ability
  • Gifted persons
  • Inspiration
Label
Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs, Andrew Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meetings with remarkable creators -- The science and art of breakthoughs. Ingredients of creativity -- Genius and talent: reality or myth? -- Intelligence is not enough -- Strangers to ourselves -- Blue remembered Wednesdays -- The lunatic, the lover, and the poet -- Ten breakthroughs in art and science. Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper -- Christopher Wren: St Paul's Cathedral -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The marriage of Figaro -- Jean-François Champollion: Decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs -- Charles Darwin: Evolution by natural selection -- Marie Curie: Discovery of radium -- Albert Einstein: Special relativity -- Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway -- Henri Cartier-Bresson: The decisive moment -- Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali -- Patterns of genius. Family matters -- Professor of the little finger -- Creative science versus artistic creation -- Is there a creative personality? -- Reputation, fame, and genius -- The 'ten-year rule' -- Genius and us
Control code
ocn587229755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199569953
Lccn
2010930304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)587229755
Label
Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs, Andrew Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meetings with remarkable creators -- The science and art of breakthoughs. Ingredients of creativity -- Genius and talent: reality or myth? -- Intelligence is not enough -- Strangers to ourselves -- Blue remembered Wednesdays -- The lunatic, the lover, and the poet -- Ten breakthroughs in art and science. Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper -- Christopher Wren: St Paul's Cathedral -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The marriage of Figaro -- Jean-François Champollion: Decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs -- Charles Darwin: Evolution by natural selection -- Marie Curie: Discovery of radium -- Albert Einstein: Special relativity -- Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway -- Henri Cartier-Bresson: The decisive moment -- Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali -- Patterns of genius. Family matters -- Professor of the little finger -- Creative science versus artistic creation -- Is there a creative personality? -- Reputation, fame, and genius -- The 'ten-year rule' -- Genius and us
Control code
ocn587229755
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199569953
Lccn
2010930304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)587229755

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