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Creators : from Chaucer and Dürer to Picasso and Disney

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Addresses the creative side of genius in a series of portraits of men and women and explores the influence of their work on their lives and on the development of art, literature, fashion, music, and other creative fields in the Western world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnson
ISBN: 0060191430 9780060191436
OCLC Number: 60798530
Description: 310 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The anatomy of creative courage --
Chaucer : the man in the fourteenth-century street --
Dürer : a strong smell of printer's ink --
Shakespeare : glimpses of an unknown colossus --
J.S. Bach : the genetics of the organ loft --
Turner and Hokusai : apocalypse now and then --
Jane Austen : shall we join the ladies? --
A.W.N. Pugin and Viollet-le-Duc : Goths for all seasons --
Victor Hugo : the genius without a brain --
Mark Twain : how to tell a joke --
Tiffany : through a glass darkly --
T.S. Eliot : the last poet to wear spats --
Balenciaga and Dior : the aesthetics of a buttonhole --
Picasso and Walt Disney : room for nature in a modern world? --
Metaphors in a laboratory.
Responsibility: Paul Johnson.

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Addresses the creative side of genius in a series of portraits of men and women and explores the influence of their work on their lives and on the development of art, literature, fashion, music, and other creative fields in the Western world.

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Creators of Visual Art, Music, and Literature

by lhullmn (WorldCat user published 2008-09-22) Very Good Permalink

Historian Paul Johnson provides biographical overviews on thirteen of the most influential artists, writers, designers, and musicians in the modern world.  This book provides insight into the creative process, ideas and influences of these amazing people.

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