The Craft of Creativity

Author: Matthew A. Cronin
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503605515
Format: PDF, Docs
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Creativity has long been thought of as a personal trait, a gift bestowed on some and unachievable by others. While we laud the products of creativity, the stories behind them are often abridged to the elusive "aha!" moment, the result of a momentary stroke of genius. In The Craft of Creativity Matthew A. Cronin and Jeffrey Loewenstein present a new way to understand how we innovate. They emphasize the importance of the journey and reveal the limitations of focusing on outcomes. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, their own research, and interviews with professionals and learners who employ creativity in the arts, engineering, business, and more, Cronin and Loewenstein argue that creativity is a cognitive process that hinges on changing one's perspective. It's a skill that anyone can hone, and one that benefits from thinking with others and over time. Breaking new ground in the discussion about how we innovate, this book provides strategies that everyone can use to be more creative.

Work of Art The Craft of Creativity

Author: James Hegarty
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781312825642
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Do you want to be more creative in less time? Have better ideas and then know which ones to run with? Hegarty's book, Work of Art, shares 5 steps he discovered that can help anyone be more creative and make their ideas happen faster. Work of Art is about the craft of creativity - the work process - that turns great ideas into something awesome and real-world.

Talking Books

Author: James Carter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415194164
Format: PDF
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Features Brian Moses, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ian Beck, Neil Ardley, Terry Deary, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson

Geographies of Making Craft and Creativity

Author: Laura Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315296918
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading international scholars to explore the geographies of making and craft. It traces the geographies of making practices from the body, to the workshop and studio, to the wider socio-cultural, economic, political, institutional and historical contexts. In doing so it considers how these geographies of making are in and of themselves part of the making of geographies. As such, contributions examine how making bodies and their intersections with matter come to shape subjects, create communities, evolve knowledge and make worlds. This book offers a forum to consider future directions for the field of geographies of making, craft and creativity. It will be of great interest to creative and cultural geographers, as well as those studying the arts, culture and sociology.

The Art of Slow Writing

Author: Louise DeSalvo
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466851988
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft. The Art of Slow Writing is the antidote to self-help books that preach the idea of fast-writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions. DeSalvo makes a case that more mature writing often develops over a longer period of time and offers tips and techniques to train the creative process in this new experience. DeSalvo describes the work habits of successful writers (among them, Nobel Prize laureates) so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives. It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie. DeSalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure.

Doing Family Therapy Third Edition

Author: Robert Taibbi
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521231
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Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. New to This Edition *Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field. *Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance. *More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments. *Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems. See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.

Doing Couple Therapy Second Edition

Author: Robert Taibbi
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now thoroughly revised, this practical, user-friendly guide has helped thousands of novice couple therapists and students to navigate the challenges of clinical work with couples in conflict. Robert Taibbi presents effective strategies for rapidly identifying a couple's core issues and conducting each stage of therapy, from the first sessions to termination. Rich with sensitive case material, the book features end-of-chapter exercises that help readers identify and develop their own strengths as practitioners. Appendices include reproducible client handouts that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Three chapters offering detailed treatment maps for common couple problems, with new case examples. *Chapter on the middle stages of treatment. *Increased attention to the all-important opening sessions. *Sharper focus on the three major obstacles to couple success: poor communication, emotional wounds, and differing visions. *Reproducible client handouts explaining key techniques. See also the author's Doing Family Therapy, Third Edition: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice.

Creativity in Education

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826448637
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A rounded, comprehensive, guide to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy concerned with creative education.

D I Y Kids

Author: Ellen Lupton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781568988672
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D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and on-hand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sectionsa Graphics, Toys, Home, and Fashiona each packed with ideas for making fun and useful items, including step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of cool designs and the kids who made them. D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, ita (TM)s for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizensa anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Ellen Lupton is a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the director of the graphic design MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of numerous books, including D.I.Y. Design It Yourself and Thinking with Type. She received a Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA in 2007.