The Geography of Creativity
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The Geography of Creativity

Gunnar Törnqvist

What is creativity and who exactly is creative? In this insightful and highly readable book, Gunnar Törnqvist attempts to answer these questions by arguing that geographical millieux are hotbeds for creativity and renewal – places where pioneers in art, technology and science have gathered and developed their special abilities.
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Gunnar Törnqvist

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Notes Chapter 1 1. Dean, Keith (2006) ‘Creativity around the world in 80 ways . . . but with one Destination’, in James Kaufman and Robert Sternberg (eds), The International Handbook of Creativity, New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 490. Mouchiroud, Christophe and Todd Lubart (2006) ‘Past, present, and future perspectives on creativity in France and French-Speaking Switzerland’, in James Kaufman and Robert Sternberg (eds), The International Handbook of Creativity, New York: Cambridge University Press. Heilbron, John (1992), ‘Creativity and big science’, Physics Today, November 1992. A free translation from Swedish. Burton, Nina (2002), Det som muser viskat. Sju frågor och hundra svar om skapande och kreativitet, Stockholm/Stehag: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, pp. 25–26. For some alternatives see Kaufman, James and Robert Sternberg (eds), The International Handbook of Creativity, New York: Cambridge University Press. Törnqvist, Gunnar (2004), Kreativitetens geografi, Stockholm: SNS Förlag. See Sahlin, Nils-Eric (2001), Kreativitetens filosofi, Nora: Nya Doxa. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Chapter 2 1. A number of his early reports are summarized in Guilford, Joy Paul (1967), The Nature of Human Intelligence, New York: McGraw-Hill. See Sahlin, NilsEric (2001), Kreativitetens filosofi. Nora: Nya Doxa, p. 92. 183 M2809 - TORNQVIST 9781781001509 PRINT.indd 183 16/11/2011 14:10 184 2. 3. 4. The geography of creativity Koestler, Arthur (1964), The Act of Creation, London: Hutchinson & Co. Ibid. p. 86. The version of the story presented here was largely taken from ibid. p. 105 ff. It also appears in many other places, including a number...

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