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Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating
Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World
100 Diagrams That Changed the World

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

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How People Live In The Suburbs: A Vintage Illustrated Gem
How People Live In The Suburbs: A Vintage Illustrated Gem

“Swinging is a good time to close your eyes and make-believe.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s Little-Known 1940 Christmas Story of Hope
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Little-Known 1940 Christmas Story of Hope

“The times are so serious that even children should be made to understand that there are vital differences in people’s beliefs which lead to differences in behavior.”

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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