Ghiselin was born in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. The family home is at 29 Jefferson Road, now designated as a historic landmark. At the age of sixteen, he moved to California, where he lived until While there, he would commute two hours by train and ferry.
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Shelves: psychology , consciousness , science , nonfiction I read this when it was entitled simply "The Creative Process. The individual entries are all in the first person and are culled from historical sources for example, one entry is from a letter from Mozart and suffer from not having been initially composed with the goal of the book in mind. However, the entries are I read this when it was entitled simply "The Creative Process.
I was fascinated to read about the different ways that people approach solving the large problem of, "Create something new! Not sure where this idea is leading. This book is a fascinating look at different artists, scientists, mathematicians, etc. Has not been updated in many years, so there are no entries from anyone who has been active only in the past few decades, but an excellent overview nonetheless.
Has essays from people as varied as Mozart and Einstein on creativity and their creative process. Many quotable passages in the book, and valuable in terms of thinking about your own creative process. Will definitely refer to this one again and again, re-reading sections that have been dogeared and underlined!
The Creative Process : Reflections on the Invention in the Arts and Sciences
The Creative Process