The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers wi...

Title:The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination
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  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I don't usually like surveys of history, but Boorstin still does a good job of describing hundreds of artists, scientists and dreamers that formed the western conscience. It is a long book but as each...

  • Laurel

    I won this book as a prize in my History of Psychology class in college. We had to come to class dressed as one of the psychological figures we'd learned about that semester. Most came as Freud or Eri...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    Boorstin gives an encyclopedic old school western civ telling of culture in mostly Europe and America with forays into east Asia. This kind of history is very old fashioned even when it was written in...

  • Sharla

    This is not a book most people would sit down and read cover to cover. I've been reading it in bits since November of 2015. I have to admit there were a few sections that did not interest me so much t...

  • Todd Stockslager

    Review title: Present at the creation3 books, 12 parts, 70 chapters: Boorstin has written an encyclopedia of the imagination. Starting with a background in the creative forces harnesed or inhibited by...

  • David

    It wasn't long enough - seriously....

  • Rodrigo Acuna

    "A taster menu of creators of all kinds of ideas"Religion architecture, painting, literature and music are all mentioned given as a morsel of possible exploration in a sea of possible subjects, some h...

  • Whiskey

    The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination by Daniel J. Boorstin is a collection of descriptions of various creations throughout the history of humanity. This collection includes the creatio...

  • Dora

    This book is what I deem the ideal combination of useful and fun facts. It is interdisciplinary and, what I perhaps love most about it, non-linear. By "non-linear" I mean that, even though each chapte...

  • William Brown

    The author has a great fund of knowledge and many of the short biographies were fascinating: Dickens, Melville, Eliot. Coverage of the Mediaeval period was scant, with 90% of the figures post 20th cen...