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The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity [Paperback]

The Imagineers
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3 Nov 2005
Disney Imagineers are widely renowned for their incomparable creativity and ability to turn fanciful ideas into reality. The Imagineering Way offers a detailed look at the principles and processes that allow Disney to do what it does so well. Behind paper and canvas, behind wood, steel and concrete, there is magic at the heart of every Imagineering project. Imagineers reveal the secrets to creating an environment that fosters explosive creativity, with clear examples of how to adapt the most creative thinking in the world to work and home.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (3 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786856319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786856312
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 894,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 18 Oct 2003
This is not only one of the best books on Imagineering, but also a fantastic tool to use in your daily life. It can help you get out of that creative rut, and give you a new perspective. Packed full of entertaining stories and great ideas, this is a must for every fan of Walt Disney Imagineering and anyone who would like some creative tips!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, but wanted more! 15 July 2003
By Patrick X. Coyle - Published on Amazon.com
I was surprised by this book. It is very helpful into gaining insight to the Imagineers creative process, but I was hoping for more anecdotes on how they solved some of their most difficult design challanges or how they went about designing some of their parks. There are a few stores included, but I wanted more!
If you want more information, artwork, and pictures of Disney attractions, purchase Walt Disney Imagineering: A behind the Dreams look at making the magic real.
Otherwise, it is a great book and tells you how to apply the Imagineers creative thought process to your own life and work.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From Figment to Imagination 12 July 2003
By K. Sampanthar - Published on Amazon.com
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This is fun collection of essays from Disney's Imagineers. Its a small book, but truly inspirational. I would have liked a more in-depth book on the Imagineer's thoughts on creativity, so I was a little disappointed.
But I have to admit, that this book was fun to read and did trigger many creative thoughts. The creative energy of the Imagineers did come through in their essays.
I hope there is a future book, which does for the Disney Imagineers what "The Art Innovation" did for IDEO.
Only 4 stars because I really was hoping for more substance, but I would still recommend this book to someone looking for quick burst of creative inspiration.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short fun delightful tease into Disney's secret world 16 Nov 2003
By A. Reza Ruyan - Published on Amazon.com
I am still waiting a detailed history book about the Disney Imaginers
Or maybe a book about how they think.
I was hopping that this book was it, but it wasn't.
This book is a collection of essays, thoughts, and fun tid-bits about the idea
Of imagineering written by the Imaginers themselves.
Its fun to read and give a teaser glimpse into Disney's best keep secret.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, But Could Use More Substance 21 Aug 2003
By bob68 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is basically a collection of short essays on creativity written by Imagineers. It does contain some gems (and a few entertaining stories), but doesn't give away any real Imagineering secrets. And the illustrations are cute. My bottom line is it comes across as a multi-part pep talk.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice short read. 4 Jan 2006
By Casey Wireman - Published on Amazon.com
The Imagineering Way Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity is an interesting, enlightening, and inspiring look at the creative process that the Imagineers of Walt Disney World go through when tackling one of their larger than life problems. Whether you're an engineer, artist, musician, or anything in between, this book will definitely help you in solving problems creatively on the job or in everyday life.

While the anecdotes that are provided in the essays are entertaining, the overall message to be gained from this book is to stop talking about doing things and start doing them, even if it isn't the right solution to the problem at hand, just start doing something.

Reading this has provided me with many ideas, and hopefully the kick in the pants I needed to start doing something.
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