09/07/2013 11:56 BST | Updated 28/01/2015 06:59 GMT

The Best Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Kick-Start Your Imagination

Thought brilliant ideas were the reserve of "creative types"? According to some of the world's most successful creative minds, creativity is something we all possess. The question is how to drill down to access the hidden spring of ideas lurking within.

From well-researched philosophies that uncover the secrets of the creative mind to practical exercise-based guides to get your ideas flowing, here are some of the best books to help kick-start your imagination and unleash your hidden creative genius.