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Best Creativity Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Creativity books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (2013)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionThe classic study of the creative process from the bestselling author of FlowCreativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (“The leading researcher into ‘flow states.’”  — Newsweek) reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab—so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people’s lives. Drawing on nearly one hundred interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and…
Author(s): Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

2. Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create (2018)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your Attention“”Crammed with practical ideas, inspirational images & creative exercises, Conscious Creativity leads the reader through the process of establishing what kind of you are…” – Mslexia “The purpose of this book is to enable you to look at things in an alternative and more substantial way, so that you arrive at composition through genuine interest.” – Juno magazine “Philippa Stanton is passionate about people connecting to their innate creativity and has distilled these incredible techniques and ideas on how we can tap into that. Philippa is a massively successful Instagramer at @5ftinf and yet…
Author(s): Philippa Stanton

3. Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit (2019)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionReignite your creative spark with accessible meditations and practices developed by three experts on creativity and collaboration across three generations. Whether you’re a filmmaker, writer, musician, artist, graphic designer, dabbler, or doodler, all creative people face the challenges of myriad distractions and pressure to produce. Devoting space for the creative spark has become increasingly difficult. Deep Creativity is a call for making that space and an invitation to intentionally and introspectively engage with the creative life through seven time-tested pathways,…
Author(s): Deborah Anne Quibell , Jennifer Leigh Selig , et al.

4. The Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius (2015)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionAs seen on Discover your "Aha" moment–right now!What's the best way to become more creative? Just change how you think! This book challenges you to go against your default ways of thinking in order to write, design, and build something extraordinary. Featuring more than 100 challenges, exercises, and prompts, each page guides you as you push past the way you normally see the world and uncover all-new possibilities and ideas. The Creativity Challenge teaches you that you already have immense creative potential in you–you just need to tap into it.Whether you're feeling stumped or uninspired, these creativity…
Author(s): Tanner Christensen

5. The Artist’s Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity (2019)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionIt’s later than you think. You don’t want to come to your final moments regretting your un-lived dreams. You’ve got paintings inside you waiting to be expressed. You know that, while you could keep repeating what’s worked before in your art, this is a kind of soul death. You want to experiment, take risks and explore a deeper self expression. You want to wrestle down your self doubts and inner criticism and finally create the paintings of your dreams- paintings that wow and astonish you. You want to express YOU in your art. You don’t want to play it safe anymore. The worst…
Author(s): Hillis M.D., Nancy

6. inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity (2015)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionImaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with. It is a skill that all of us can learn. International bestselling author and award-winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world’s best and brightest, who are now among the decision-makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco. In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and…
Author(s): Tina Seelig

7. The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology) (2019)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionThis second edition of the renowned Cambridge Handbook of Creativity expands on the first edition with over two thirds new material reaching across psychology, business, entrepreneurship, education, and neuroscience. It introduces creativity scholarship by summarising its history, major theories and assessments, how creativity develops across the lifespan, and suggestions for improving creativity. It also illustrates cutting-edge work on genetics and the neuroscience of creativity, alongside creativity’s potential for both benevolence and malevolence. The chapters cover the related areas of imagination, genius,…
Author(s): James C. Kaufman, Robert J. Sternberg

8. The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2019)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionColby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share.The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for…
Author(s): ColSharp

9. Creativity in Research: Cultivate Clarity, Be Innovative, and Make Progress in your Research Journey (2019)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionCreativity is at the heart of successful research, yet researchers are rarely taught how to manage their creative process, and modern academic life is not structured to optimize creativity. Creativity in Research provides concrete guidance on developing creativity for anyone doing or mentoring research. Based on a curriculum developed at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, this book presents key abilities that underlie creative research practice through a combination of scientific literature on creative confidence, experiential exercises, and guided reflection. By focusing attention on how research happens as well…
Author(s): Nicola Ulibarri

10. Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity (2018)

 Best Creativity Books Worth Your AttentionAssuming you’re someone interested in learning and improving— and making a difference— this book was written with you in mind. Whether you’re at the top of the corporate pyramid, or somewhere nearer the base. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent coordinating the endless duties of the family, or an entrepreneur orchestrating a finite amount of time and resources – you’re working to make a difference. And yes, your work and what you do matters. The book contains a culmination of experiences, thoughts, and learning— much of it from world-class innovators and creators. Every single story is…
Author(s): Thomas C. Triumph

Best Creativity Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some creativity books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Business Beyond Design: A new model to Think Strategically, Foster Creativity and Transform Businesses

Author(s): Gianluca Cinquepalmi
ID: 2344650, Publisher: Self Published, Year: 5 Mar 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine: Creativity, Ecstasy, and Healing

Author(s): Maria Papaspyrou, Chiara Baldini, David Luke
ID: 2370977, Publisher: Park Street Press, Year: 30 Apr 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Awakening the Planetary Mind: Beyond the Trauma of the Past to a New Era of Creativity

Author(s): Barbara Hand Clow
ID: 2284732, Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 21 Sept 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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