Creativity Is At Hand with DK Canada Books #Reviews

Creativity. We all have it in us in one way or another. Sometimes, all it takes to ignite our creativity is to find in within the pages of a book. DK Canada is a great place to start your search for a book to get your creative juices flowing. They asked me if I could find some books that allow me to have creativity at hand. I was excited to see how to enhance my creativity!

Creativity is At Hand with DK Canada

Below are the three titles I received:

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Fashion, Photography, and Graphic Design for Everyone book covers on a table.

A passion for fashion

Ever since I was little, I have loved fashion. The lines. The designs. The material. All of the creativity this industry holds helps to influence my wardrobe choices. It is also fascinating to see how far fashion has come.

Fashion takes readers through the history of costume and dress from Ancient Egypt to the runways of today. The pages of this book contain both photos and illustrations of stunning pieces that have been worn by people throughout the ages. 

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Fashion book cover with a camisole, bracelet and sunglasses on a table.

There were so many interesting fashion eras to learn about. I was so surprised to see how much they focused on men’s fashion as well as those worn by women.

My favourite part of this book was this Dance Dress. The 20’s was an amazing period for fashion, and I have had a few dresses of my own created in this style. The detail this title goes into to about this dress is fabulous. I loved learning about the material and the influence of the Art Deco movement used to craft this piece of art.

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
“Dance Dress” section of Fashion with a camisole, bracelet and sunglasses on a table.

Creating creatively

Blogging has opened my eyes to the whole of design. It is a creative field that can work in so many different industries. Ever since I started blogging, I caught the design bug and want to improve on it.

Graphic Design for Everyone is a beginner’s guide to graphic design. It helps people from different industries to be creative and to promote themselves online and in print. From creating a brand plan to using colour theory to enhance the look of your designs, this book is the place to turn for help and inspiration!

Creativity At Hand with DK Canada
Graphic Design for Everyone book cover on a table with a laptop and mouse.

There is so much someone new to graphic design can learn from this title. The details were easy to follow, and the images helped to bring the information to life.

I especially like the “Composition” section of this book. It shares with readers what they should be looking to do when using imaging for social media designs. It is simple little things and how they are placed that can make a design effective, and this book explains how to do it for yourself.

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“Designs for phones and social media” section of Graphic Design for Everyone.

Creativity through the lens

Photography. Out of all of my passions, this one had to be my favourite. Being able to express my creativity through what I capture through the lens of my camera is magic.

Photography shares with readers the art, history, and culture behind this world. This book also acts as a guide to taking better photos.

Creativity is At Hand with DK Canada
Photography book on a table with a tripod and camera lens cap.

Where do I start with this book?! There are so many captivating details Photography help within its pages. Reading about how far photography has come from its birth was informative. The tips I found were great ones to to use to take better photos.

One section of this book I really enjoyed reading is “Commanding the medium.” This section shares with readers about the excitement photographers had when they were able to capture their images in colour, being able to travel easier due to improvement of their equipment, and by the advancement of capturing small fractions of a second. It was a “wow” moment for me to see just howler photography has come!

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“Commanding the Medium” section of Photography on a table.

Creativity is close at hand

I am so happy to have received these three books from DK Canada! Each of them makes it easy to keep creativity close at hand. Fashion shares the creative history if this industry. Graphic Design for Everyone shares tips I can use when making my designs. Photography takes me through the history of this field and helps to improve my eye through the lens. Each book is beautiful and add to my creativity in many ways. They all bring a lot of joy to my life!

Creativity is at Hand with DK Canada
Creativity is at Hand with DK Canada

Looking for new titles to have creativity at hand? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

To read more DK Canada book reviews, click HERE!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

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Comments

  1. Digital Photography an Introduction shows how to capture, enhance, and transform your digital photographs taken with any camera, from phones to DLSRs

  2. Photography is the book that interests me the most – I also have a son and daughter who’re into photography big time.

  3. DK Eyewitness Canada, I’d love to have that in my library. So many beautiful places that I haven’t seen so far.

  4. Big Knits, Big Needles ncludes more than 20 step-by-step projects and a tutorial section on the techniques of the basic stitches you need to know

  5. The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being.

  6. I’d love to have Simple Steps to Success: Orchids, I have quite a few and a reference book would be helpful I’m sure.

  7. My daughter would love the graphic design book – she is taking a grade 11 class in it at the moment and this book would be a great source of inspiration

  8. I would like to read Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life so I can keep up with the conversations on dinosaurs I have with my dino loving grandson.

  9. I would like all of them but my favorite would definitely be Graphic Design for Everyone. It’s something I’ve always been interested in learning.

  10. I’d love to read DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego, these are interesting books in this series with lots of knowledge about various places.

  11. DK Eyewitness New Zealand would be nice, I fancied see New Zealand when I was in Australia but then had no time as I was child minding.

  12. I do like the sound of Life In The Wild – From the exquisite fragility of butterflies to the might and majesty of killer whales.

  13. Artist’s Drawing Techniques since it has projects for beginners and one of my granddaughter has taken an interest in drawing.

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