Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Art - 368 pages
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The most important scientist of the twentieth century and the most important artist had their periods of greatest creativity almost simultaneously and in remarkably similar circumstances. This fascinating parallel biography of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso as young men examines their greatest creations-Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Einstein's special theory of relativity. Miller shows how these breakthroughs arose not only from within their respective fields but from larger currents in the intellectual culture of the times. Ultimately, Miller shows how Einstein and Picasso, in a deep and important sense, were both working on the same problem.
  

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Contents

Two Worlds as One
1
A GoodLooking Bootblack
9
The Kind of Male Beauty That Caused Such Havoc
41
How Picasso Discovered Le Demoiselles dAvignon
85
Braque and Picasso Explore Space
127
Intermezzo
173
The Annus Mirabilis How Einstein Discovered Relativity
179
I Really Would Not Have Thought Einstein Capable of That
215
Creativity in Art and Science
237
Notes
269
Bibliography
323
Photo Credits
341
Index
345
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About the author (2008)

Arthur B. Miller is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College, London. He lives in London, England.