´Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.´ - Matisse Use this essential guide to crack artistic algorithms and improve, sustain and nurture your creativity. Brief Lessons in Creativity presents a rich variety of artistic methods and solutions for you to try, and is packed with inspiration and practical takeaways. Stay curious like Rauschenberg by immersing yourself in the world through seeing, reading and researching. Repeat and revisit with Cézanne to try things differently, and collect and remix with Matisse and Bacon. Appreciate the importance of solitude and space with Bourgeois, and improvise freely with Van Gogh. With every chapter, learn how to create your best work and embrace a new sense of playfulness.
Tate: Brief Lessons in Creativity:Brief Lessons Frances Ambler
I´m not very creative. Ever heard anyone say that? Ever say those words yourself? What if I told you that´s not true about you? Or anyone else for that matter? What if I told you that you are wired for creativity? What if I told you creativity is in your DNA and that, just like I did, you can conquer your creative fears and resistance, and unleash the creative lifestyle that will help you live a fuller, richer, and more enchanting life? Would you want in? In this book, Tom explains how he learned to overcome fear and grow his own creativity. You´ll discover valuable lessons from Tom´s personal experiences, as well as practical strategies for building your own creative tribe, how to build escape velocity to break out of ruts, and specific ways to build your creative muscles. As a result, you´ll be able to enjoy the richness that comes with living a creative life. Unleashing Your Creativity will set you on a path that most people fear to walk. Are you ready? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Cottar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116500/bk_acx0_116500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from Ideo, America´s Leading Design Firm:Lessons in Creativity. From IDEO, America´s Leading Design Firm Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman
Discover the lessons from Walt Disney that can transform your business and your life! He was a visionary, a legend, and a folk hero of the 20th century who revolutionized the entertainment industry in a way that that nobody thought possible. He transformed animation into an art form and built a synergistic empire which combined television, music and theme parks. He was Walt Disney. Walt Disney is an iconic figure in today´s world. He is an inspiration for the young, and a lesson for the old. He has achieved those creative heights in the business of entertainment that only a few have been able to achieve in their lives. His story of life is worth learning from. This is a book that promises to tell the story of Walt Disney from a new perspective: the lessons that he learned throughout his life. This book is designed to firstly guide you through the Walt Disney´s life-changing situations and expose you to the highs and lows he encountered. Secondly it is meant to provide a deeper understanding of Disney´s frame of mind and behavior that helped him to become a legend. So are you ready to learn from Walt Disney? Are you interested in learning about creative life and creative entrepreneurship? And most importantly, are you ready to learn about life? All this and more in this fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049927/bk_acx0_049927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid´s I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn´t a business in America that doesn´t want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to survive. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, general manager of the Silicon Valley based design firm IDEO, takes listeners behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative and energized company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. IDEO doesn´t buy into the myth of the lone genius working away in isolation, waiting for great ideas to strike. Kelley believes everyone can be creative, and the goal at his firm is to tap into that wellspring of creativity in order to make innovation a way of life. How does it do that? IDEO fosters an atmosphere conducive to freely expressing ideas, breaking the rules, and freeing people to design their own work environments. IDEO´s focus on teamwork generates countless breakthroughs, fueled by the constant give-and-take among people ready to share ideas and reap the benefits of the group process. IDEO has created an intense, quick-turnaround, brainstorm-and-build process dubbed ´´the Deep Dive.´´ In entertaining anecdotes, Kelley illustrates some of his firm´s own successes (and joyful failures), as well as pioneering efforts at other leading companies. The book reveals how teams research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service, examining it from the perspective of clients, consumers, and other critical audiences. Kelley takes the listener through the IDEO problem-solving method: Carefully observing the behavior or ´´an 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007804/bk_brll_007804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Leonardo Da Vinci that can transform your life! Da Vinci was a renaissance man in many guises and roles. In this book, we encourage you to become a renaissance thinker and embrace many roles. Think laterally. See the world in a different way. Challenge your thinking. Provide a balance to your life. Combine the artistic and practical. Each of the lessons is geared to awaken your inner genius, your potential for adventure. Step by step, these creativity lessons will encourage your creativity. In Da Vinci´s quest for truth, he encountered many obstacles. He learned to develop skills to overcome these. Likewise, you have innate abilities that may be developed as coping mechanisms. Be curious. Awaken a thirst for knowledge. Develop an instinct to explore. And delve beneath the surface. Do not be daunted by the prospect of failure. See it as a challenge. By exploring and being curious, Da Vinci became a genius, philosopher, artist, and architect of life. Do not become overwhelmed or sidetracked by minor objectives. Be focused. Da Vinci was single-minded in his quest, and it paid off. And the reality is that his approach was simple. Not complicated. We encourage you to see the connection between things, to learn to link everything. Once you start linking aspects of your life and knowledge, you will start seeing everything as a continuum. In this book, we encourage you to take notes. Like Da Vinci, whose notes were varied and contained instructions on everything, including approaches to creating visual art and painting techniques and everything he encountered, your personal notes may become a stepping stone to reaching your goals. What do you want to achieve? And how can you go about achieving them? Make notes, do mind maps. Make connections. Here´s a preview of what you will learn: Curiosity - a quest and thirst for knowledge Demonstration - learning from e 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050191/bk_acx0_050191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.