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The Resource Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson, (electronic book)

Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson, (electronic book)

Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity
Title
Old masters and young geniuses
Title remainder
the two life cycles of artistic creativity
Statement of responsibility
David W. Galenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: When in their lives do great artists produce their greatest art? Do they strive for creative perfection throughout decades of painstaking and frustrating experimentation, or do they achieve it confidently and decisively, through meticulous planning that yields masterpieces early in their lives? By examining the careers not only of great painters but also of important sculptors, poets, novelists, and movie directors, Old Masters and Young Geniuses offers a profound new understanding of artistic creativity. Using a wide range of evidence, David Galenson demonstrates that there are two fundamentally different approaches to innovation, and that each is associated with a distinct pattern of discovery over a lifetime. Experimental innovators work by trial and error, and arrive at their major contributions gradually, late in life. In contrast, conceptual innovators make sudden breakthroughs by formulating new ideas, usually at an early age. Galenson shows why such artists as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Jackson Pollock, Virginia Woolf, Robert Frost, and Alfred Hitchcock were experimental old masters, and why Vermeer, van Gogh, Picasso, Herman Melville, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, and Orson Welles were conceptual young geniuses. He also explains how this changes our understanding of art and its past. Experimental innovators seek, and conceptual innovators find. By illuminating the differences between them, this pioneering book provides vivid new insights into the mysterious processes of human creativity
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Galenson, David W
Dewey number
700/.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX160
LC item number
.G36 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Ability, Influence of age on
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
"Second printing, and first paperback printing, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10477103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780691133805
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Old masters and young geniuses : the two life cycles of artistic creativity, David W. Galenson, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"Second printing, and first paperback printing, 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10477103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 233 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780691133805
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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