Genius and Heroin (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2008-10-20
Förlag
HarperPaperbacks
Illustrationer
250 black and white illustrations throughout
Dimensioner
234 x 139 x 31 mm
Vikt
430 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
373:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on 45lb Creme Groundwood w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780061466410
Genius and Heroin (häftad)

Genius and Heroin

The Illustrated Catalogue of Creativity, Obsession, and Reckless Abandon Through the Ages

Häftad Engelska, 2008-10-20
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From the dawn of civilisation there has always been a fine line between creativity and self-destruction. An inherent compulsiveness is often required in art to master a level of original thought and superlative skill. It requires everything, some believe, even one's life. "Genius and Heroin" chronicles the lives of the famously talented in all fields who all entwined their genius with one of the many paths toward self-ruin. Whether their downfalls were from opiates, alcohol, pills, absinthe, or the slow-motion suicide of obsession, the indispensable reference to the untidy and self-destructive lives of our greatest artists and thinkers.In this one-of-a-kind reference work, the age-old question - did genius create their own torment, or was it their torment that created their genius - is finally answered. Through luridly compelling portraits, the rise and fall of those who made a mark on history and culture are revealed, for as Samuel Johnson said, "A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself."
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