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Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find andlt;Iandgt;Drawing on the Artist Withinandlt;/Iandgt; the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;AH-HA! I SEE IT NOW! andlt;BRandgt;Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on — the Ah-Ha! of creativity.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Creativity. It is the force that drives problem-solving, informs effective decision-making and opens new frontiers for ambition and intelligence. Those who succeed have learned to harness their creative power by keeping that light bulb turned on.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Now, Betty Edwards, author of andlt;Iandgt;Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,andlt;/Iandgt; the million-copy best-seller that proved all people can draw well just as they andlt;Iandgt;can read well,andlt;/Iandgt; has decoded the secrets of the creative process to help you tap your full creative potential and apply that power to everyday problems. How does Betty Edwards do this? Through the power of drawing — power you can harness to andlt;Iandgt;see problems in new ways.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;You will learn how the creative process progresses from stage to stage and how to move your own problem-solving through these key steps: andlt;BRandgt;* First insightandlt;BRandgt;* Saturationandlt;BRandgt;* Incubationandlt;BRandgt;* Illumination (the Ah-Ha!)andlt;BRandgt;* Verificationandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Through simple step-by-step exercises that require no special artistic abilities, Betty Edwards will teach you how to take a new point of view, how to look at things from a different perspective, how to see the forest andlt;Iandgt;andandlt;/Iandgt; the trees, in short, how to bring your andlt;Iandgt;visual, perceptual brainpowerandlt;/Iandgt; to bear on creative problem-solving.

Synopsis:

The brilliant sequel to Edwards' bestselling classic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, now in paperback. Here, Edwards expands on her earlier techniques, using the visual language of drawing to unlock the full creative potential of the human unconscious and apply that power to everyday problems. Black-and-white drawings and photographs throughout.

Synopsis:

AH-HA! I SEE IT NOW!

Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on — the Ah-Ha! of creativity.

Creativity. It is the force that drives problem-solving, informs effective decision-making and opens new frontiers for ambition and intelligence. Those who succeed have learned to harness their creative power by keeping that light bulb turned on.

Now, Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the million-copy best-seller that proved all people can draw well just as they can read well, has decoded the secrets of the creative process to help you tap your full creative potential and apply that power to everyday problems. How does Betty Edwards do this? Through the power of drawing — power you can harness to see problems in new ways.

Through simple step-by-step exercises that require no special artistic abilities, Betty Edwards will teach you how to take a new point of view, how to look at things from a different perspective, how to see the forest and the trees, in short, how to bring your visual, perceptual brainpower to bear on creative problem-solving.

You will learn how the creative process progresses from stage to stage and how to move your own problem-solving through these key steps:

x First insight
x Saturation
x Incubation
x Illumination (the Ah-Ha!)
x Verification

Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Dr. Betty Edwardsandlt;/Bandgt; is Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Her original contributions to the art of drawing and creativity have reached far beyond the college classroom where she has taught for many years. Her work has been praised by a wide range of distinguished psychologists and educators, and she has conducted creativity seminars and workshops for leading businesses including IBM and General Electric.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

Part I A New Look at the Art of Seeing

1 Creativity: The Chameleon Concept

2 Drawing on Gleams from Within

3 Taking a Long Look at Creativity

4 Drawing on Definitions

Part II Making Thought Visible

5 Drawing on a Parallel Language

6 Making Telling Marks

7 Drawing Out Insight

8 Drawing on Intuition

9 Drawing on First Insight to Find the Question

10 Drawing Meaning from the Inside Out

Part III New Strategies for Thinking

11 Drawing Up the Rules of the Game

12 Drawing on New Points of View

13 Beaux Gestes: Drawing on Beautiful Gestures

14 Drawing at a Snail's Pace

15 Drawing on the Other Side of Our Assumptions

16 There Is More to Seeing than Meets the Eyeball

17 Taking a Sight on Reason, Ratios, and Relationships

18 Shadows that Light the Way

19 Drawing Close to the Magic Moment

20 Drawing Power from Within

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671635145
Author:
Edwards, Betty
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Problem solving
Subject:
Creative thinking
Subject:
Drawing - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 21
Publication Date:
April 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bandamp;W DRWS, PAINTINGS, PHOTOS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 17.85 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The brilliant sequel to Edwards' bestselling classic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, now in paperback. Here, Edwards expands on her earlier techniques, using the visual language of drawing to unlock the full creative potential of the human unconscious and apply that power to everyday problems. Black-and-white drawings and photographs throughout.
"Synopsis" by ,

AH-HA! I SEE IT NOW!

Everyone has experienced that joyful moment when the light flashes on — the Ah-Ha! of creativity.

Creativity. It is the force that drives problem-solving, informs effective decision-making and opens new frontiers for ambition and intelligence. Those who succeed have learned to harness their creative power by keeping that light bulb turned on.

Now, Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the million-copy best-seller that proved all people can draw well just as they can read well, has decoded the secrets of the creative process to help you tap your full creative potential and apply that power to everyday problems. How does Betty Edwards do this? Through the power of drawing — power you can harness to see problems in new ways.

Through simple step-by-step exercises that require no special artistic abilities, Betty Edwards will teach you how to take a new point of view, how to look at things from a different perspective, how to see the forest and the trees, in short, how to bring your visual, perceptual brainpower to bear on creative problem-solving.

You will learn how the creative process progresses from stage to stage and how to move your own problem-solving through these key steps:

x First insight
x Saturation
x Incubation
x Illumination (the Ah-Ha!)
x Verification

Whether you are a business manager, teacher, writer, technician, or student, you'll find Drawing on the Artist Within the most effective program ever created for tapping your creative powers. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional drawings and the work of master artists, this book is written for people with no previous experience in art.

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