πŸ“’ Author : Twyla Tharp
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-03-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781439106563
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Self-Help

SYNOPSIS : One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talentsβ€”at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...


πŸ“’ Author : Twyla Tharp
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-11-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1416591915
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been -- and continues to be -- one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her -- and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you're stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss. Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a twelve-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra. Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: -Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership. -In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good friend. If you've got a true friendship, you want to protect that. To work together is to risk it. -Everyone who uses e-mail is a virtual collaborator. -Getting involved with your collaborator's problems may distract you from your own, but it usually leads to disaster. -When you have history, you have ghosts. If you're returning to an old collaboration, begin at the beginning. No evocation of old problems and old solutions. -Tharp's conclusion: What we can learn about working creatively and in harmony can trans- form our lives, and our world.


πŸ“’ Author : Rick Benzel
πŸ“’ Publisher : Creativity Coaching Assoc. Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 210
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0976737108
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Psychology

SYNOPSIS : Inspiring Creativity is an articulate anthology of 22 diverse essays about the critical stumbling blocks that creators of all kinds commonly struggle through in their creative process. The book helps artists, writers, performers, musicians and all creative souls achieve greater self-confidence and productivity in their creative work. The book is divided into six Parts that show the reader a clear creative path.


πŸ“’ Author : Jeremy Dean
πŸ“’ Publisher : Da Capo Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780738216089
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Self-Help

SYNOPSIS : Say you want to start going to the gym or practicing a musical instrument. How long should it take before you stop having to force it and start doing it automatically? The surprising answers are found in Making Habits, Breaking Habits, a psychologist’s popular examination of one of the most powerful and under-appreciated processes in the mind. Although people like to think that they are in control, much of human behavior occurs without any decision-making or conscious thought. Drawing on hundreds of fascinating studies, psychologist Jeremy Dean busts the myths to finally explain why seemingly easy habits, like eating an apple a day, can be surprisingly difficult to form, and how to take charge of your brain’s natural β€œautopilot” to make any change stick. Witty and intriguing, Making Habits, Breaking Habits shows how behavior is more than just a product of what you think. It is possible to bend your habits to your willβ€”and be happier, more creative, and more productive.


πŸ“’ Author : Judi Hofmeister
πŸ“’ Publisher : BalboaPress
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-01-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 136
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781452590059
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Cake Baking and the Creative Process Too is the second edition of a fun and quick, creative resource for teachers. In this second edition, author Judi Hofmeister includes more in-depth information for planning lessons and curricular units using her cake baking analogy of the Creative Process. Hofmeister keeps the innovative classroom exercises (or what she calls "Recipes of Imagination") for dance, theatre, and vocal music that were in her first edition, then she further expands and includes new cultural ideas for the arts integrated classroom. Any of Hofmeister’s exercises or ideas can be used as stand-alone, quick classroom tasks, or they could also be blended together to create entire curricular units. Better yet, the information that Hofmeister shares could be the foundation for large, collaborative, creative projects across content areas. Each section of this book encourages teachers and students alike, to think outside of the box, or "dance on the other side of the barre". Get your copy today and begin your creative planning towards arts integrated learning!


πŸ“’ Author : Carrie Barron
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-05-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 301
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781451636789
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

SYNOPSIS : Draws on the recent psychological research to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits.


πŸ“’ Author : Jack Covert
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-11-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101568149
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Thousands of business books are published every yearβ€” Here are the best of the best After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten are among the most respected experts on the category. Now they have chosen and reviewed the one hundred best business titles of all timeβ€”the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers. The 100 Best Business Books of All Time puts each book in context so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprisingβ€”you’ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball, but not Jack Welch’s memoir. At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights. This guide will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.


πŸ“’ Author : Valerie J. Janesick
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE Publications
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-11-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 294
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781412980456
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic sideβ€”the side that is more creative and less inhibitedβ€”is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.


πŸ“’ Author : Dave Birss
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lulu.com
πŸ“’ Release Date :
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781471620980
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Author : Linda Norris
πŸ“’ Publisher : Left Coast Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-11
πŸ“’ Pages : 246
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781611323085
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Art

SYNOPSIS : This book offers principles, examples, and exercises to help all museums and all museum workers unleash their creative potential and develop an internal culture of creative learning.