- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Workman; First Edition edition (1 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761169253
- ISBN-13: 978-0761169253
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 15.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Steal Like An Artist Paperback – 1 Apr 2012
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The book is filled with engaging anecdotes and helpful tips taken from Kleon s experience learning to walk on his own creative feet, as well as quotes and stories from big names, ranging from Gide to Goethe to Questlove. Fast Company co.Design
Immersing yourself in Steal Like an Artist is as fine an investment in the life of your mind as you can hope to make. TheAtlantic.com
Steal Like An Artist is an actually readable manifesto on how to properly squeeze your brain-juices and unlock your potential. -- Thrillist"
From the Back Cover
Unlock your creativity.
- Steal like an artist.
- Don t wait until you know who you are to get started.
- Write the book you want to read.
- Use your hands.
- Side projects and hobbies are important.
- The secret: do good work and share it with people.
- Geography is no longer our master.
- Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
- Be boring. (It s the only way to get work done.)
- Creativity is subtraction.
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Top Customer Reviews
In his thought-provoking book, Ignore Everybody, Hugh MacLeod identifies and discusses a total of 40 "keys to creativity" and, of course, the first is to Ignore Everybody. Taken literally, that would include both MacLeod and Kleon. However, in each of his several books, MacLeod duly acknowledges his appreciation of countless others who have helped him to become the best Hugh MacLeod he could be. My own opinion is that Kleon has a similar objective: To help his reader think more creatively about becoming more creative by introducing his reader to a variety of different perspectives that will help the reader to become more alert, more aware, of how to live a more productive, a more enjoyable, a more fulfilling life.
The quotations he includes are indeed excellent. Several have become classic insights. Here is a representative selection:
o "Art is theft." Pablo Picasso
o "The only art I'll ever study is stuff that I can steal from." David Bowie
o "What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So inspiring and I am reading it again as it is enjoyable and has helpful advice for all creatives.Published 2 months ago by Tessa Eastman
It was okay. Can read through it very quickly. Wasn't quite as life changing as I expected.Published 2 months ago by .
Fantastic books! Great layout and love the bullet point style. Brilliant! I'd reached a wall with my creativity and this book addressed the issue I had and turned it on its head. Read morePublished 3 months ago by miss sb
Simple to read, straight forward, very inspiring and gives a lot of ideas of how to be creative, or helping in your creative career. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Claudia
A quick read, packed with useful information, without all the usual fluff. Lots of workable ideas and superb artwork.