Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation

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R. Keith Sawyer, «Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation»
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195304454 | 1st edition (January 19, 2006) | PDF | 2,7 Mb | 368 pages

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From the back cover of the book:

Dean Keith Simonton, author of ORIGINS OF GENIUS: "Without doubt EXPLAINING CREATIVITY is the most comprehensive single-volume presentation of what we know about the creative process, person, and product. Besides that, the book is extremely well written. It would be my first recommendation for anyone fascinated with creativity in all of its complexities and manifestations. There's simply nothing better out there for either specialist or general reader."

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of FLOW: "An extremely knowledgeable, wide-ranging, integrative summary of how the social sciences understand creativity. Keith Sawyer has again produced an intelligent and valuable contribution to knowledge. This is a volume that any scholar or lay-person interested in what creativity entails will want to have."

Howard S. Becker, author of ART WORLDS: "Sawyer has put together a mountain of research from a variety of fields to create a unified approach to understanding how people manage to do something different. His book is readable and learned, origninal, but mindful of its relation to all that other work, and well worth the attention of anyone who wants to think seriously about innovation in the arts and in social organizations."