Recommended Non-Art Books

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Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby ubem » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:08 am

There's a lot of literature I've read over the past year that has helped me develop habits, stay motivated, and give me the general idea of what it takes to master art. Here's just a few books off the top of my head that I Highly Highly recommend if you're into these kinds of woo woo wacky self help stuff.

Talent is Overrated
http://www.amazon.com/Talent-Overrated- ... B001HD8NZ8

Mindset
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/140006 ... HWK55XCGG2

How Children Succeed
http://www.amazon.com/How-Children-Succ ... 4TBST5RS7J

The Talent Code
http://www.amazon.com/The-Talent-Code-G ... 4TBST5RS7J

The Power of Habit
http://www.amazon.com/The-Power-Habit-W ... RFRJQD9Z73

Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Surprising- ... FRSD83FYPW

The Smartest Kids in the World
http://www.amazon.com/The-Smartest-Kids ... DVVRGC5RJY

Solitude
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/074328 ... HWK55XCGG2

Flow
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006092 ... HWK55XCGG2

The Willpower Instinct
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158333 ... HWK55XCGG2

Outliers
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031601 ... HWK55XCGG2

The Tipping Point
http://www.amazon.com/The-Tipping-Point ... 11XHEBFB7H

Ungifted
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/046502 ... HWK55XCGG2

There's also plenty of art books too, but maybe that's for another post. Hope this helps, please add more I love devouring books!
Also, sooooorrry if this is the wrong forum to post in
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Re: Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby Geebler » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:08 pm

Hey, thank you for sharing ^^
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Re: Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby Hai » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:26 pm

thanks can you give advice on how to read those books? most of the time i find those kind of books require me to spend 1 or two weeks full-time reading. i would rather spend that time on fucussed art. so if you know how to process the information of the books in an efficient manner, let me know.
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Re: Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:49 pm

Geebler Anytime, glad I have someplace to share them ^^
Hai Of course! I suppose the most efficient way would be to listen to the audiobook while drawing, which takes about a day or two to finish. Around half of them can be found online. Hope this helps
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Re: Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby Zearthus » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38 pm

Art & Fear
The Art Spirit

Some I recently bought, didn't finish them yet, but halfway through Art Spirit (I'm sure will go back to it again and again) too many valuable wisdom.
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Re: Recommended Non-Art Books

Postby Styxcolor » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:25 pm

Thank you all so much for the recommendations!
I already got me The Art Spirit on my e-book-reader and really have to force me to stop reading at all XD

I would like to add another book to this list:


"Psych" by Judd Biasiotto -

I guess it's primarily aimed at athletes, but it provides exercises for mental strenght and more stress resistance to everybody, even to a (now former) couch potato like me. The book let me give my body another try and start to work out again, nice side effect.
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