the creative habit by twyla tharp

While we all have varying degrees of natural talents–athletic, musical, empathic, creative–these by themselves are not enough. In The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp, shares her working process and the rhythm of her life that cultivated her natural talents as she became one of America’s greatest choreographers. Interesting as both memoir and inspiration, this book is most useful as a practical guide to establishing the creative habit, independent of any particular talent.

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It is also worth paying attention to for its design. Note particularly:

  • size, format and margins
  • the use of a second color and a screened value
  • typographic choices–go to for help in identifying the fonts used
  • information design–what are the different types of information?
  • handling of chapter divides, running heads and footers, and chapter introductions

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