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The Resource In pursuit of elegance : why the best ideas have something missing, Matthew E. May

In pursuit of elegance : why the best ideas have something missing, Matthew E. May

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In pursuit of elegance : why the best ideas have something missing
Title
In pursuit of elegance
Title remainder
why the best ideas have something missing
Statement of responsibility
Matthew E. May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh, compulsively readable narrative of the elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs, in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture. What made The Sopranos finale one of the most talked about events in television history? Why is Sudoku so addictive and the iPhone so darn irresistible? What do Jackson Pollack and Lance Armstrong have in common with theoretical physicists and Buddhist monks? Elegance. In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products, and people capture our imaginations, and loyalty, Matthew May defines elegance as the elusive combination of unusual simplicity and surprising power, and pinpoints the four key elements that characterize it - seduction, subtraction, symmetry, and sustainability."--Global Books in Print
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Matthew E
Dewey number
153.3/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.M329 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability
  • Symmetry
  • Planning
  • Creative ability
  • Planning
  • Symmetry
  • Creative ability
  • Symmetry
  • Planning
  • Aptitud creadora
  • Simetría
  • Planificación
Label
In pursuit of elegance : why the best ideas have something missing, Matthew E. May
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missing piece -- Elements of elegance -- Desperately seeking symmetry -- Seduced by nothing -- Laws of subtraction -- On sustainable solutions -- Elegance in mind
Control code
ocn251202160
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780385526494
Lccn
2008041812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o251202160
  • (OCoLC)251202160
Label
In pursuit of elegance : why the best ideas have something missing, Matthew E. May
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missing piece -- Elements of elegance -- Desperately seeking symmetry -- Seduced by nothing -- Laws of subtraction -- On sustainable solutions -- Elegance in mind
Control code
ocn251202160
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780385526494
Lccn
2008041812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o251202160
  • (OCoLC)251202160

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