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"
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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."See all Product Description
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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
A quick read, packed with useful information, without all the usual fluff. Lots of workable ideas and superb artwork.
Would recommend this book to anyone in search of inspiration without getting overwhelmed with the info. Surely I will read it again..Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great short book with plenty of useful advice. I liked how the author focused on delivering information without wasting readers' time with useless stuff.Published 1 month ago by A. Hariri
The content is amazing! But the book is falling apart!! The glue doesn't keep the pages and they fall apart when I open the book.Published 1 month ago by Maria Jula
I loved the content of the book and did read it but with in the first 5 minutes all the first half pages fell out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Sanford
Quick simple read, highlights a few good areas for further thoughtPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer