Top books to read for a creative mind

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Creative people can unleash their ideas not only by observations , but also from reading others thoughts. Here are the top books to read for a creative mind.

Way of seeing

By John Berger 

It is one of the most influential books in art by any language. The book was first published in 1972 and it is an eye-opener. IT sheds light on many things that we have long taken for granted. This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here 

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

By Twyla Tharp

This book helps the readers to take creative aspect as a habit and it is in reach of everyone. The book is not about usual how to have ideas and all that, but it explains what being creative actually means. I recently started with my own logo design portfolio and this book really helped me to put my ideas in a right perspective.

A Technique for Producing Ideas: The Classic on Creative Thinking

By James Webb Young

This book addresses helped thousands of advertising copywriters smash through internal barriers to unleash their creativity. It reflect the point that it’s possible to follow a step by step process in generating and developing ideas. Like Paul Arden’s book “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be”, I found this book to be incredibly inspiring for the creative process.

Serious Creativity

By Edward DeBono

This book is written by Edward DeBono who invented the world famous Lateral Thinking technique. It explains about creativity that includes lots of exercises in thinking up new ideas and concepts.

Show your work

By Austin Kleon

After Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon came up with a book that helps the readers on how to take critical steps on a creative journey to be getting known.  The book is all about the process and helpful tips about sharing your creativity with the world.


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