The Creators by Daniel J. Boorstin
A History of Heroes of the Imagination

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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 with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller.
 

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Daniel J. Boorstin, the former Librarian of Congress, is the author of "The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson "and is the editor of "An American Primer" and the series, "The Chicago History of American Civilization,"
 
Published April 11, 2012 by Vintage. 832 pages
Genres: History, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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From the Pulitzer-winning former Librarian of Congress--a readable but often pallid counterpart to The Discoverers (1983), examining ``how creators in all the arts have enlarged, embellished, fantasized, and filigreed our experience.'' Here, as in The Discoverers, Boorstin (Hidden History, ...

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Boorstin's companion volume to The Discoverers --a one-week PW bestseller and a BOMC main selection in cloth--chronicles 3000 years of artistic invention, while providing entertaining biographical profiles of Dante, Leonardo, Goethe, Ben Franklin, Picasso and dozens more.

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