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When walls become doorways : creativity and the transforming illness

Author: Tobi Zausner
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on the experiences of such noted artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo to explain how individuals can draw on the transformative power of illness to enhance creativity.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tobi Zausner
ISBN: 0307238083 9780307238085
OCLC Number: 70883098
Description: ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a transforming illness? --
Turning poor health into a transforming illness --
Creativity and the transforming illness --
Childhood illness as an opportunity --
Early accidents as a turning point --
Challenged walking --
The learning disorders of Leonardo da Vinci --
Artists and learning difficulties --
Vision challenges and visual art --
Art and the way we see the world --
Deafness and the creative process --
Cancer and creativity --
Difficulties with hands, arms, legs, and feet --
Working with quadriplegia and beyond --
Accidents, hazards, injuries, and art --
Michelangelo's problems and perseverance --
Creativity, illness, and identity --
Using illness to benefit others.
Responsibility: Tobi Zausner.
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Draws on the experiences of such noted artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo to explain how individuals can draw on the transformative power of illness to enhance creativity.

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