Art, Mind and Brain

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by Cheena.Kaul    

Art, Mind and Brain: A Cognitive Approach to Creativity
by Howard Gardner

ArtMindBrainI have been reading this book, well, started reading it a long time back. Keep coming back to it off and on.

The book is an amazing insight into the minds of children and their creativity.

It is a superb piece of research and definitely offers a lot of facts. Beautifully packed with drawings and case studies, it gives a walkthrough of a child’s mind and tells us how the mind nurtures the creative spark.

The author is a Professor of Cognition and Education at the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has written 25 books translated into 28 languages, and several hundred articles. Gardner is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be adequately assessed by standard psychometric instruments.