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Nevertheless, I found this book very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone who wants an easy yet educational read.
Jonah Lehrer, editor at large for "Seed" magazine and author of "Proust was a Neuroscientist", does a masterful merging of art and science in this book.
I suspect that they either don't understand the modernist artists that are featured in the book, or perhaps couldn't make sense of the book at all.
Lehrer's wonderful Book introduces a reader to eight well-known artist's from a perspective that never occurred to me. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jeff Jones
The work he does bringing together reason de tre of art and science and their collaborative and conflicting points was genius. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Solomonstongue
Jonah Lehrer writes a book here that relates art to science in a very compelling way. Of course, it's entertaining but also enlightening. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paula Cappa Reviews
For anyone who has had difficulty justifying the crucial importance of art vs "the real"
Lehar cites examples of artistic innovation as the precursor for scientific... Read more
This is one of my favorite books, it's a great balance between art and science. The author is magical. Highly recommended.Published 3 months ago by AKBlueberry
Interesting collection of essays on how artists explore and illuminate workings of the mind, as later confirmed by neuroscientific data.Published 6 months ago by Rose Oatley
...the intelligent reader might still find this book interesting. Lehrer introduces an intriguing hypothesis in this book, namely that artists of a certain time were ahead of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by granolafreak08
My favorite review was a five star with the title "Intelectualy creative." Indeed.
Doesn't even have references to the studies he cites. Read more