"[A] really wonderful book. . . . Theres something important to be learned about the way our minds work by entertaining the notion that there are two very different styles of creativity, the Picasso and the Czanne."--Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink
"Beautifully written, well argued, and an exciting read, Old Masters and Young Geniuses is a strikingly novel interpretation of the creative process by a leading scholar in the economics of the arts. It realizes the exceedingly rare accomplishment of providing a fresh way of looking at the careers of the greatest artists of Western civilization."--William N. Goetzmann, documentary filmmaker, coauthor of The West of the Imagination, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management
"A very well written and intellectually stimulating piece of scholarship that deserves to be widely read and debated."--Dean Keith Simonton, author of Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis
"This extremely lucid, logical book is very much a voyage of discovery, exploring different ways of extending the authors theory of the two polar types of creative behavior to all forms of artistic and intellectual activity. As with all truly original work, it will be controversial."--Robert Jensen, author of Marketing Modernism in Fin-de-Sicle Europe, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Kentucky--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book and interesting prespective. I have a different opinion is some specific points but the big picture is well statedPublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a terrific book -- Galenson has really contributed something new and meaningful to how we think about peoples' development/expression of creativity. Read morePublished on January 1, 2009 by Ken Rider
This book would be of interest to artists and collectors. Enjoy. I couldn't put it down.Published on April 5, 2007 by E. Grun