Design Thinking

How to Make Better Advertising and Advertising Better

How to Make Better Advertising and Advertising Better

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The manifesto for a new creative revolution. Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Independent creative agency, Sell! Sell! discuss how they see the advertising industry, what is wrong, and how they can fix it.
Designs of the Year 2014 Catalogue

Designs of the Year 2014 Catalogue

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Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. The exhibition catalogue showcases all the nominees across the seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
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Brutal Simplicity of Thought Brutal Simplicity of Thought

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

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Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the creative philosophy of M&C Saatchi, in words and pictures. Whether you are a student, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.  
Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

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Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. This handy fan deck takes the guesswork out of using colour in bold and innovative new ways.
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The Mixer's Manual The Mixer's Manual

The Mixer's Manual

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Mix drinks like a pro with this indispensible collection of 150 of the world's finest cocktails. Dan Jones shares recipes for classic tipples such as the Margarita and Martini to the more modern Thank God it's Friday and Morning After. With a stylish vintage design and illustrations throughout, The Mixer's Manual is witty, informative and set to become a classic.  
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Chineasy

Chineasy

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Nominated in Designs of the Year 2014 A graphically appealing, illustration-led system that will enable all readers, from schoolchildren to adults, to grasp the concept of Chinese ideograms with ease. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Fun, witty, educational, enriching, Chineasy provides a winning way to approach Chinese language and culture.

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Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now

Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now

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Published to coincide with the Design Museum Exhibition, this book celebrates the work of one of Britain's most influential designers, Sir Terence Conran. The book is comprised of the text from four presentations given at a talk held by the Design Museum at Tate Modern by four people who know him well as a collegue, mentor and friend and the transcript of an interview by Blueprint editor, Johnny Tucker.
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Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertising Man

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Regarded as the father of modern advertising David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Ogilvy was also an expert in management. If you aspire to be a good manager in any kind of business then this is a must read. Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques.        
The Eighty-Eight

The Eighty-Eight

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An adventurous magazine for the occasional thinker. A beautifully designed collection of riveting reads and random curiosities containing essays, stories, poetry and pictures curated by Jamie Cullum.  Volume two features esteemed contributors such as authors Evie Wyld and Rebecca Hunt, artists Matthew the Horse and Sergio Membrillas, as well as appearances by Professor Green, Stella Creasy, Sophie Dahl and Ben Folds. With high production values and timeless content by the freshest and brightest writers and artists, The Eighty Eight is something to proudly display on your bookshelf or coffee table.
New York in Fifty Design Icons

New York in Fifty Design Icons

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The Design Museum reveals the fifty design icons of New York. The icons when viewed together, form a unique portrait of the city. From the Empire State Building and the NY Yankees' logo to the hidden gems that would otherwise pass us by. Join Julie Iovine, architectural writer at the Wall Street Journal and formerly of the New York Times, as she unravels the visual history of one of the most complex and intriguing cities.
London in Fifty Design Icons

London in Fifty Design Icons

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The Design Museum reveals fifty design icons of its home city, London.  The icons when viewed together, form a unique portrait of the city. From the long-serving Routemaster buses and world-famous tube map to the miniskirts of the swinging sixties and the imposing silhouette of Battersea Power Station. Join Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, as he unravels the visual history of one of our most complex and intriguing cities.
The Rule Breaker's Book of Business: Win at Work by Doing Things Differently

The Rule Breaker's Book of Business: Win at Work by Doing Things Differently

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A simple, refreshing approach to business that defies conventional wisdom and aims to make work in the office more successful and more enjoyable. In The Rule Breaker’s Book of Business, Roger Mavity provides clear advice and guidance for anybody ambitious about work, yet uncertain of their route to success. A business bible for imaginative and aspirational young men and women.
Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

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Copywriting, Second Edition takes you through step-by-step processes that can help you to write content quickly and effectively. Teaches the art of writing great copy for digital media, branding, advertising, direct marketing, retailing, catalogues, company magazines and internal communications.
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Whatever You Think; Think the Opposite

Whatever You Think; Think the Opposite

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Whatever You Think Think The Opposite looks at life the wrong way in a bid to explain the benefits of making wrong decisions.
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The Designer Says (Words of Wisdom)

The Designer Says (Words of Wisdom)

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The Designer Says is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's leading practitioners. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, a designer from the nineteenth century might sit next to one working today or two contemporary designers may strike up a conversation. This portable collection makes the perfect gift for designers, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have shaped the art of visual communication.
Everyone is Creative

Everyone is Creative

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Everyone is Creative is a book about the power of creativity and how it can transform your life. Michael Atavar guides you through the process of creativity – where to begin, what to look at and how to develop your unique way of seeing.
B is for Bauhaus

B is for Bauhaus

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This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. An essential tool kit for understanding the world around us. A book about the modern world of fashion, technology, design and art. Written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum.  
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Designs of the Year 2013 Catalogue

Designs of the Year 2013 Catalogue

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Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. The exhibition catalogue showcases all the nominees across the seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport.
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Museums & Galleries of London

Museums & Galleries of London

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London is home to some of the best museums in the world, from renowned institutions such as the British Museum to smaller specialist venues like the Cartoon Museum. This newly revised pocket guide provides all the information you’ll need, with comprehensive coverage of museums and galleries across the city as well as London’s vibrant commercial art scene, art fairs, degree shows, heritage venues, archives and libraries.
Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

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Terence Conran's style guide for easy living. Filled with inspirational interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless. Organized according to the main activities that take place at home.
Do It Yourself Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself

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50 of the world’s most exciting designers and visionary artists have devised simple objects that anyone can make at home. Affordable, accessible and inspirational, this book redefines DIY for the IKEA generation. Each easy-to-make project can be made with basic tools and everyday items. Every project includes hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and colour photographs to ensure success. Also provides photographic lists of tools and materials, plus details of the cost and time needed to complete.  With a biography for each designer, the text also reveals the inspiration behind the design.
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Bicycle DVD

Bicycle DVD

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Bicycle, a 90 minute documentary, asks the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion? The film, which is directed by BAFTA winning director and keen cyclist Michael B.Clifford tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and features interviews with notable contributors Sir Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting, Sir Chris Hoy, Tracy Moseley, Mike Burrows and many more plus great archive, animation and music. Bicycle is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle and cycling and its place in the British national psyche.  
Quiet London

Quiet London

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Quiet London is a guide to 140 calm and relaxing establishments where you can meet, drink, eat, sleep, read or browse in peace. Get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and discover areas of tranquillity that are full of charm and off the beaten track.
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The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity

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John Maeda is a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer. In this book he explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of 'improved' so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.    
The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end. This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us.
Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent! Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

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Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois.  Offering indispensable lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration. This book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. Lessons from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original “Mad Man” of Madison Avenue.  Organized into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself.  The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face.  Whether it’s communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.
The Grand Tour Cookbook

The Grand Tour Cookbook

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The long awaited ultimate performance cookbook, a modern classic, a must-have for all cycling aficionados serious about nutritional intake. Translated from the original in Danish, Hannah Grant’s unmissable cookbook is now available with updated recipes in time for the 2015 Grand Tours. With 350-pages of easy-to-prepare recipes containing allergy friendly, natural, un-processed foods, The Grand Tour Cookbook is the ultimate companion in the kitchen for athletes. Based on actual food prepared for professional cycling’s grueling 3-week Grand Tours including the Giro, Tour de France and the Vuelta. This book is a guide on how to cook, what to eat and how to maximize athletic performance throughout the year.
PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

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In this inspirational collection of photography and essays, pattern pioneers PATTERNITY offer an entirely new way of viewing the world around us. Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them but it's unlikely they demand too much of our attention. Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by. A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew. Hardback | 224 pages
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The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe

The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe

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Dream weekends with practical itineraries in all corners of Europe. 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay. 125 European destinations, from major cities to lesser known gems. Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels. Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region. Nearly 800 photos. Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli. Easy-to-reference indexes. Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
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Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

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Reconnect with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world’s most familiar designs visible.
Mid-Century Modern Complete

Mid-Century Modern Complete

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The definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design. With over 1,000 illustrations, this is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home.
Wallpaper* City Guide London

Wallpaper* City Guide London

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should. 
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Monocle Travel Guide - New York

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The Monocle Travel Guide to New-York will take you on a journey around the sprawling metropolis, taking you away from the obvious and into the hidden. A guide for those who want to make the most of their stay, feeling like a resident rather than a tourist. Full of surprises and quirks, the guides feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to escape the crowds and places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory. Written in an informed but informal manner, each book has 148 pages printed on great paper stock with a hard cover.
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Type Matters

Type Matters

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Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today and in the future—from compelling business ideas to inspiring company cultures. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas.
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Probably the most famous, most widely read book on feminism ever. A worldwide bestseller, translated into over twelve languages. The Female Eunuch is a landmark in the history of the women’s movement.

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My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

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Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand over the last 60 years. A diverse, remarkable career including the founding of Habitat, The Design Museum and his own extensive work in product design, furniture, catalogues and books. Forward by Thomas Heatherwick, featuring more than 400 photographs and drawings. Hardback | 264 pages
Toolkit for Life Vol. 2 Toolkit for Life Vol. 2

Toolkit for Life Vol. 2

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Toolkit for Life Vol. 2 from School of Life includes the following titles: How To Be AloneHow To Develop Emotional HealthHow To Deal with AdversityHow To Connect with NatureHow To Think About Exercise How To Age  Written by some of the leading minds in the field, this collection is essential reading for anyone seeking new perspectives and practical insights about how to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.    
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16 animals puzzle

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Designed by Enzo Mari 1957 Suitable for children aged 2 + Encourages the development of creative capacity  Stimulates the relating aptitude proper to a child's stage of development Both puzzle and piece of art Box: serigraphed wood case Figures: oak wood Dimensions: 27 cm x 38 cm approx
The Story of Design

The Story of Design

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Design is a multi-disciplined approach to problem-solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs and desires. It has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, leading practitioners and companies that have shaped modern design into what it is today. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural and political matters, this is an indispensable overview of creative endeavour in the pursuit of the better-designed product. Through exquisite illustrations and authoritative text, this definitive account studies the foundations of design practice from its earliest inception and defines the major themes that have guided this discipline from the from the prehistoric era to the Ancient world, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution and Modern Movement to our own Digital Age. Leading design historians Charlotte and Peter Fiell, through careful analysis of the evolution of modern design, uncover the real importance of this unique yet all-encompassing creative activity and assess its crucial future role in society. Hardcover: 512 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 4 x 25.2 cm
Wallpaper* City Guide New York

Wallpaper* City Guide New York

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.
Wallpaper* City Guide Paris

Wallpaper* City Guide Paris

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should. 
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

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A handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.
The Design Book

The Design Book

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The greatest compilation of inspirational design and must-have products ever assembled in one amazingly-priced collectable book. An extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the 'classics'-to-be of the last ten years. The objects in this book - all of which are still in production today - are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design.
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Monocle Travel Guide - London

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The Monocle Travel Guide to London will take you on a journey around the sprawling metropolis, taking you away from the obvious and into the hidden. A guide for those who want to make the most of their stay, feeling like a resident rather than a tourist. Full of surprises and quirks, the guides feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to escape the crowds and places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory. Written in an informed but informal manner, each book has 148 pages printed on great paper stock with a hard cover.
Conran on Colour

Conran on Colour

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Terence Conran explains how to make the most of this vibrant and dynamic ingredient in your home. Subtle and allusive, bold and invigorating, colour is one of the single most powerful elements in design and decoration. The choice of colours on offer to the home decorator is dazzling and potentially baffling - from coloured saucepans and kitchen appliances to paint and tiles Colour, like never before, is affordable and accessible; yet handling it effectively takes both confidence and a degree of expertise. Hardback | 224 pages
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12 Rules of Creativity 12 Rules of Creativity

12 Rules of Creativity

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IMAGE TOO LOW RES EVEN AT 1500 12 Rules Of Creativity is a book of twelve practical steps that help to stimulate your creativity. Michael Atavar guides you through the basic principles of the creative process – how to begin, developing an original voice and working with creative blocks. From beginner to famous artist, everyone at some time in their career will become stuck. These twelve rules will help you to navigate the stages of impasse, freeing up the log-jam of ideas. Packed with tips and insider information, the book represents a useful repository of original ways of thinking – methods that can be applied to any area of creativity. 'If you take one thing away from the reading of this book, it should be that creativity, as it manifests within you, is always possible.’

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