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The creative act : a way of being  Cover Image Book Book

The creative act : a way of being / Rick Rubi, with Neil Strauss.

Rubin, Rick, (author.). Strauss, Neil, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593652886
  • ISBN: 0593652886
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2023.

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Summary, etc.:
"From the legendary music producer, a savant at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity, comes a beautifully crafted book, many years in the making, that offers that same deep wisdom to all of us. "I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be." -Rick Rubin Many famed music producers, however brilliant, become known for a particular sound which has its day and then ages out. Rick Rubin, on the other hand, is most famous for something else: for creating a strong safe space where artists of wildly different genres and traditions can home in on who they really are and what they really offer. To surprise themselves, and thus the world. Rubin's true art is for helping people get out of their own way and commune with the powerful creative signal that is their birthright. Over the years, Rubin has thought deeply about where creativity comes from and where it doesn't, about what it takes to strike a deep nerve within ourselves. Perhaps above all, he has learned that being an artist isn't about your specific output, it's a relationship to the world. Creativity has a space in everyone's life, and everyone has the opportunity to make that space stronger. Indeed, it may be our most important responsibility. More than five years in the making, The Creative Act is a series of meditations that illuminate the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It is a beautifully generous offering of the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime's work spent in the service of exhilaration and transcendence, distilled into a timeless classic that puts those feelings within closer reach for all of us"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Creative ability.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

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  • 2 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 12 current holds with 11 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library 153.35/RUBIN (Text) 34029148552853 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/10/2023
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown BIZ 153.35 RUB (Text) 34014150748631 Business & Career Collection Checked out 04/03/2023
Derby Neck Library 153.35 RUB (Text) 34046155451498 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/25/2023
Douglas Library of Hebron 153.35 RUB (Text) 33400150663717 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/27/2023
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe On Order (Text) acq1231344 Acquisitions On order -
Milford Public Library 153.35 R (Text) 34013155180220 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/31/2023
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury 153.3 RUBIN (Text) 33630147683085 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Ridgefield Library 153.35 RUB (Text) 34010154741929 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/10/2023
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 153.35 RUB (Text) 34005153150601 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/11/2023
Southbury Public Library 153.35 RUBIN (Text) 34019155390644 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/02/2023
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