The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Dreams for Creative Problem-Solving--And How You Can Too
- List Price: $24.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
- Publish date: 12/01/2003
- ISBN: 9780812932416
- ISBN10: 0812932412
The Committee of Sleep gathers remarkable instances, historical and modern, of the alchemy of dreams, including:
-- How Kubla Khan dreamt the design of his stately pleasure dome.
-- How Jasper Johns conceived in a dream the flag paintings that established him as a major artist.
-- How Frederick Banting isolated the hormone insulin after seeing the technique in a dream.
-- How John Sayles conceived Brother from Another Planet through serial dreaming.
Here is a compelling investigation of how artists and scientists foster creativity through dreaming -- including lucid dreams -- but also a useful source of ideas for readers who want to use their own dreams to solve thorny problems.