Justyn's Creativity Reading List 2024

Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See By Bianca Bosker Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525562207
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Published: Viking - February 6th, 2024

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Get the Picture is one of the funniest books I’ve read . . . Brilliant.” —The Washington Post

“A gripping and often hilarious investigation into the art world. . . . Bosker goes full Tom Wolfe.” —TIME


The Artist's Way: 30th Anniversary Edition By Julia Cameron Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143129257
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 25th, 2016

"With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example — The Artist’s Way proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."—The New York Times 
 


How To Take Amazing Photos By Nicholas Goodden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781912785759
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Published: LOM Art - August 15th, 2023

Want to turn your simple snaps into something extra special? How To Take Amazing Photos is like having a creative director in your pocket.

Photographer Nicholas Goodden walks you through 15 techniques, step-by-step, then suggests fun photography assignments to help put them into practice.


Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250872463
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Published: Picador - September 19th, 2023

A BOOK OF THE YEAR, ROLLING STONE, NPR, PITCHFORK, THE TIMES (LONDON), TELEGRAPH

An astoundingly intimate book-length conversation on art and grief spanning the duration of the pandemic years . . . As with Cave’s music, you might flinch, but you will feel alive.
― Pitchfork


Out of Silence, Sound. Out of Nothing, Something.: A Writers Guide By Susan Griffin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094109
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Published: Counterpoint - January 17th, 2023

In an elegant but contemporary voice, award-winning author Susan Griffin breaks down the creative process step-by-step, guiding the reader through a practical course in how to begin and end a work of literature, whether fiction or nonfiction, poetry, or prose


Novelist as a Vocation By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101974537
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Published: Vintage - November 7th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • An insightful look into the mind of a master storyteller—and a unique look at the craft of writing from the beloved and best-selling author of 1Q84, Norwegian Wood, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.


Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life By Anne Lamott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1995

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. Anne Lamott is "a warm, generous, and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps" (Los Angeles Times). 


Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Natalie Goldberg, Bill Addison (Foreword by), Julia Cameron (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611803082
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Published: Shambhala - February 2nd, 2016



The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition By Betty Edwards Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781585429202
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Published: TarcherPerigee - April 26th, 2012

A revised edition of the classic bestselling how to draw book. A life-changing book, this fully revised and updated edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is destined to inspire generations of readers and artists to come.


Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon) By Austin Kleon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780761178972
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 6th, 2014

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers.


Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon) By Austin Kleon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780761169253
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 28th, 2012

Unlock your creativity.

An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
 
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path.