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Creativity : unconventional wisdom from 20 accomplished minds /
Edward Albee ...[et al.] ; edited by Herbert Meyers, Richard Gerstman.
imprint
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
description
236 p. : col. ill.
ISBN
0230001343 (alk. paper)
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Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
0230001343 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6283328
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Excerpt from Book
"Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do." -------Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright "It's my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves." ----------Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director "I'm always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before." ----------James Rosenquist, Artist "I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path. ---------Daniel Libeskind, Architect "If you think "I want to be famous," or "I want to make a lot of money," my sense is that you don't go into most creative jobs." --------David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-wiining author "The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people." --------Spike Lee, Film Director "We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn't do it by ourselves." --------Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer "I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy." --------Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor "People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be." ---------Erica Jong, Best-selling Author "There's a conflict between professionalism that calls forminimizingrisk, while creativityencouragesrisk." ----------Milton Glaser, Designer
First Chapter

“Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do.”

------- Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

“It’s my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves.”

---------- Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director

“I’m always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before.”

---------- James Rosenquist, Artist

“I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path.

--------- Daniel Libeskind, Architect

“If you think “I want to be famous,” or “I want to make a lot of money,” my sense is that you don’t go into most creative jobs.”

-------- David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-wiining author

“The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people.”

-------- Spike Lee, Film Director

“We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn’t do it by ourselves.”

-------- Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer

“I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy.”

-------- Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor

“People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be.”

--------- Erica Jong, Best-selling Author

“There’s a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk.”

---------- Milton Glaser, Designer

Reviews
Review Quotes
'Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do.' - - - - Edward Albee , Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright 'It's my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves.' - - - - - Julie Taymor , Theater and Film Director 'I'm always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before.' - - - - - James Rosenquist , Artist 'I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path. - - - - - Daniel Libeskind , Architect 'If you think 'I want to be famous,' or 'I want to make a lot of money,' my sense is that you don't go into most creative jobs.' - - - - David Halberstam , Pulitzer Prize-wiining author 'The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people.' - - - - Spike Lee , Film Director 'We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn't do it by ourselves.' - - - - Steve Wozniak , Co-founder of Apple Computer 'I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy.' - - - - Dale Chihuly , Renowned Glass Sculptor 'People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be.' - - - - - Erica Jong , Best-selling Author 'There's a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk.' - - - - - Milton Glaser , Designer
"Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do."- Edward Albee , Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright "It's my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves."- Julie Taymor , Theater and Film Director "I'm always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before."- James Rosenquist , Artist "I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path."- Daniel Libeskind , Architect "If you think "I want to be famous," or "I want to make a lot of money," my sense is that you don't go into most creative jobs."- David Halberstam , Pulitzer Prize-wiining author "The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people."- Spike Lee , Film Director "We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn't do it by ourselves."- Steve Wozniak , Co-founder of Apple Computer "I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy."- Dale Chihuly , Renowned Glass Sculptor "People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be."- Erica Jong , Best-selling Author "There's a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk."- Milton Glaser , Designer
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Summaries
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This volume is about creativity in business and management. The authors have interviewed well known creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences.
Description for Bookstore
Featuring 90 photographs and revealing interviews, this book is about creativity in business, management and many professions. The authors have interviewed well known creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences. Their analysis shows that while there are common themes and methods, creativity will also solve problems with uncommon results and deliver the unexpected. This book will be of interest to anybody trying to better understand creativity.
Main Description
This book is about creativity in business and management. The authors have interviewed well know creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences. Their analysis shows that while there are common themese and methods, creativity will also solve problems with uncommon results and deliver the unexpected. This book will be of interest to anybody trying to better understand creativity
Long Description
This fascinating book is about creativity in business and management. The authors have interviewed well know creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences. Their analysis shows that while there are common themese and methods, creativity will also solve problems with uncommon results and deliver the unexpected. This book will be of interest to anybody trying to better understand creativity.
Table of Contents
About the authorsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Opening a window on the societyp. 12
Collecting ideas from the unconscious mindp. 24
Exploiting controlled accidentsp. 34
Creating reality with architecturep. 44
Visualizing the future of global businessp. 56
Seducing her own demonsp. 64
Moving, touching, entertaining and inspiring peoplep. 74
Making an illusion on two-dimensional surfacesp. 84
Inventing to simplify thingsp. 98
Overruling the tendency to compromisep. 108
Being a design generalistp. 120
Decoding the mysterious process of artp. 130
Changing the filmmaking landscapep. 146
Creating the personification of BMW Group designp. 156
Looking for enduring significancep. 170
Composing and collaborationp. 180
Breaking the rulesp. 186
My best things are my mistakesp. 200
Seeing more than others seep. 212
Changing the aesthetics of product designp. 224
Acknowledgmentsp. 236
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