Tharp's time-tested techniques will help everybody reach their greatest creative potential, in a clear, easy-to-follow program that lifts the veil off the creative process and opens the door to the artist in everyone.Tharp's time-tested techniques will help everybody reach their greatest creative potential, in a clear, easy-to-follow program that lifts the veil off the creative process and opens the door to the artist in everyone.Read Less
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This book is truly amazing! I used to sign it out of the library all the time-it's not a one-time read! The author is a dancer and producer so she has first hand experiece of living the creative life. This book is applicable to everyone who wants to be more creative...anyone who wants to paint, sing, dance, scrapbook..the list is endless! A truly unique book-not dry . Full of useful and innovative everyday things to live a more creative and rich life; the author demystifies creativity and offers very practical ways to cultivate it. I have found it invaluable and will continue to use it throughout my (creative) life.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-08-25 Perhaps the leading choreographer of her generation, Tharp offers a thesis on creativity that is more complex than its self-help title suggests. To be sure, an array of prescriptions and exercises should do much to help those who feel some pent-up inventiveness to find a system for turning idea into product, whether that be a story, a painting or a song. This free-wheeling interest across various creative forms is one of the main points that sets this book apart and leads to its success. The approach may have been born of the need to reach an audience greater than choreographer hopefuls, and the diversity of examples (from Maurice Sendak to Beethoven on one page) frees the student to develop his or her own patterns and habits, rather than imposing some regimen that works for Tharp. The greatest number of illustrations, however, come from her experiences. As a result, this deeply personal book, while not a memoir, reveals much about her own struggles, goals and achievements. Finally, the book is also a rumination on the nature of creativity itself, exploring themes of process versus product, the influences of inspiration and rigorous study, and much more. It deserves a wide audience among general readers and should not be relegated to the self-help section of bookstores. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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