Cultures of Creativity: Birth of a 21st Century Museum
Originally published in conjunction with the centennial exhibition of the Nobel Prize in 2001, this newly revised and enlarged edition seeks to explore various threads of the web of creativity through an examination of the achievements of Nobel laureates from diverse fields and the milieux from which they drew inspiration. It also addresses questions arising from the creation of a new museum within a contemporary context.
From reviews of the prior edition:
“ . . . The theme of creativity is effectively woven throughout, beginning with the creative process of the individual, and continuing with the impact that a creative environment can have first, on an individual, and ultimately, on the world. Illustrated. Suitable for all academic libraries. General readers; undergraduates through faculty.” —CHOICE
“The book is beautiful, with older photographs of laureates and pictures of the exhibit items in both black-and-white and color illustrating every page . . . ” —Chemical Heritage