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Anatomy of Inspiration

£75.00

Product description

This book was first published in 1940, the second edition in 1942 and then a third in 1948. This is a reprint of the second edition published in 1967. In the preface the author says "I have decided that the second edition ... is the best of the three" and so that, with a few relatively minor changes, is what is presented here. Although herself a historian of music, she here "sets out to reverse-engineer the mechanisms of creativity through the direct experiences of famous creators across art, science, and literature. " She stresses the combinatorial nature, bringing together of disparate but well understood fields to create the new and striking. It follows that she emphasises the breadth of knowledge needed.
Sub title With an appendix "The Birth of a Poem" by Robert B M Nichols.

Frank Cass hardback with clipped DJ. The DJ has a protective plastic transparent cover. The two front end pages have their upper corners neatly excised. No other marks and good binding.

A very influential book here presented in a fine copy.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 14.5 cm approx
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714620602
ISBN-13:
9780714620602
Number of pages:
145
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
An Anatomy of Inspiration

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This book was first published in 1940, the second edition in 1942 and then a third in 1948. This is a reprint of the second edition published in 1967. In the preface the author says "I have decided that the second edition ... is the best of the three" and so that, with a few relatively minor changes, is what is presented here. Although herself a historian of music, she here "sets out to reverse-engineer the mechanisms of creativity through the direct experiences of famous creators across art, science, and literature. " She stresses the combinatorial nature, bringing together of disparate but well understood fields to create the new and striking. It follows that she emphasises the breadth of knowledge needed.
Sub title With an appendix "The Birth of a Poem" by Robert B M Nichols.

Frank Cass hardback with clipped DJ. The DJ has a protective plastic transparent cover. The two front end pages have their upper corners neatly excised. No other marks and good binding.

A very influential book here presented in a fine copy.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22 x 14.5 cm approx
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0714620602
ISBN-13:
9780714620602
Number of pages:
145
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
An Anatomy of Inspiration

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