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Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally. Written by Matt C Reynolds.

 

Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally.

Browse by category: Art & Architecture, Creativity & Habits, Design & Typography, Fiction & Literature, Landscape & Memory, Technology & Society or View All

 
 
Posts in Landscape & Memory
On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

There are infinite ways to cross a landscape and the function of a path is to reduce this teeming chaos into an intelligible line. Our many forms of understanding of the world resemble nothing so much as the trail-wise problem-solving of ants: we test multiple theories against the complexity of the world, and then pursue those that work. The better routes last, the worse ones erode, and little by little those that work improve.

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

Free flowing thoughts inspired by memory, dreams, cultural history and place attachment, Solnit speaks of personal growth by way of loss and rediscovery. When you get lost, shes says on page 22, “the world has become larger than your knowledge of it”. Over the course of our lives we have the opportunity to traverse great distance, and some people travel further than others.

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