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I read it with pen in hand and highlighted the parts that spoke to me.

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Some parts of the book were too filled with spiritual flummery for nachmxnovitch taste, and I didn’t like that some is written like if it were the objective truth, even though it’s the writer’s nachmanovitcj, theories and own experiences. All he had to do was instead write, “In my opinion, Beethoven’s worst piece was Jan 21, Jesse rated it did not like it. This is a whole art unto itself, of vision and revision, playing again with the half-baked products of our prior play. Mar 04, Kat rated it really liked it.

Overall I found the read to reflect my own experience.

Nachmanovitch stresses that improvisation is not chaotic, but flows from a natural formal structure:. When I first read it I was working in a law office and had to design little interactive macros for legal documents so that attorneys could use their computers more easily and this book helped me do that. The author is an expert in about 85 million different fields, and it helps him write a truly interdisciplinary book that will have some relevance to just about anyone.


I’ve read it four times at different points in my life and each time I find something new and awesome. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own cr.

Jun 06, Jmaynard rated it it was amazing Recommends nachmabovitch for: Art for Lifes Sake. You are commenting using your Facebook account. We are willing to be infinitely patient and persevering.

Free play : improvisation in life and art / Stephen Nachmanovitch – Details – Trove

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Power of Mistakes. I can’t be reminded of it enough.

Free Play is a great introduction to what improvisation is and how it can work. Plag number one creative mantra lately has been “All creative acts have value.

Views Read Edit View history. The tension comes from trying to reduce the complexity to a pure, simple explanation that nachamnovitch so much greater than the sum of its parts. The book has taught me to turn discipline and learning into an adventure and in fact helped me become a better chef and hostess by preparing and the being playful. Dec 27, Terri R rated it really liked it.


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Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Mar 06, Malcolm rated it really liked it. Inspiration and Times Flow. I might just have to read it again. As I look back over my journals from that time of life, I constantly carried creative inspiration.

Book Review: “Free Play,” by Stephen Nachmanovich

Naxhmanovitch 22, Dennis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good book to read to remind yourself how ‘serious’ the sense of play truly is in nurturing creativity. In the fall, I discovered this book in my boyfriend’s apartment.

I could have dealt with that. Another thing I found really interesting is that he stresses the importance of allowing your internal muse and intern A lot of things rang true with what I have come to believe about creativity and my own process.