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The poetry and music of science : comparing creativity in science and art

Author: Tom McLeish
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What human qualities are needed to make scientific discoveries, and which to make great art? Many would point to 'imagination' and 'creativity' in the second case but not the first. This book challenges the assumption that doing science is in any sense less creative than art, music or fictional writing and poetry, and treads a historical and contemporary path through common territories of the creative process. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Songs and music
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
McLeish, Tom.
Poetry and music of science.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1088407346
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McLeish
ISBN: 0198797990 9780198797999
OCLC Number: 1049824938
Description: xv, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Creativity and Constraint --
Creative Inspiration in Science --
Seeing the Unseen: Visual Imagination and the Unconscious --
Experimental Science and the Art of the Novel --
Music and Mathematics-Creating the Sublime --
Emotion and Reason in Scientific Creation --
The end of creation.
Responsibility: Tom McLeish.

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The Poetry and Music of Science examines aspects of science and art that bear close comparison - for example the art of the novel and the art of scientific experimentation. The book eavesdrops on  Read more...

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