Life finds a way : what evolution teaches us about creativity / Andreas Wagner.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Oneworld,
ISBN: 9781786076151 (hbk.) :
In 'Life Finds a Way', biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection - instead, 'progress' is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterise the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realise our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity. Ultimately, the book offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science - that is, in life.
312 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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