The Art of Creative Thinking: 89 Ways to See Things Differently
By Rod Jenkins
In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, and showing how each of us can learn from them to improve our lives and our work.
Subjects range from the grueling practice schedule of the Beatles and the relentless revisions of Tolkien, Sondheim, and Picasso to the surprisingly slapdash creation of The Simpsons. You'll learn about the most successful class in history (in which every student won a Nobel Prize), how frozen peas were invented, why J.K. Rowling likes to write in cafes, and how 95 percent of Apocalypse Now ended up on the cutting-room floor. Filled with takeaways ("Doubt everything all the time."), admonishments ("Be mature enough to be childish.") and gems of advice to cherish and use in your own practice.
Cover design by Kaitlin Kall, with text design by Elke Sigal
Published by Preigree Books, 2016
Softcover, 208 pages, 5.4 × 7.4 inches