Creating Minds

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-06
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Since it was first published in 1993, Creating Mindshas served as a peerless guide to the creative self. Now available as a paperback reissue with a new introduction by the author, the book uses portraits of seven extraordinary individuals to reveal the patterns that drive the creative process--and to demonstrate how circumstance also plays an indispensable role in creative success.

Author Biography

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981, the Prince of Asturias Prize in Social Science in 2011, and twenty-nine honorary degrees, he is the author of more than twenty books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preface to the 2011 Editionp. xiii
Chance Encounters in Wartime Zurichp. 3
Approaches to Creativityp. 19
The Creators of the Modern Era
Sigmund Freud: Alone with the Worldp. 47
Albert Einstein: The Perennial Childp. 83
Interlude Onep. 124
Pablo Picasso: Prodigiousness and Beyondp. 127
Igor Stravinsky: The Poetics and Politics of Musicp. 173
T. S. Eliot: The Marginal Masterp. 211
Interlude Twop. 243
Martha Graham: Discovering the Dance of Americap. 247
Mahatma Gandhi: A Hold upon Othersp. 289
Interlude Threep. 328
Creativity Across the Domainsp. 333
Epilogue: The Modern Era and Beyondp. 363
Notesp. 377
Bibliographyp. 405
Name Indexp. 421
Subject Indexp. 429
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