Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780761171256
Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch. And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash

The Steal Like an Artist Journal

The Steal Like an Artist Journal
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780761185680
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries. The Steal Like an Artist Journal is the next step in your artistic journey. It combines Austin Kleon’s unique and compelling ideas with the physical quality that makes journals like Moleskines so enormously popular. Page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity. There are lists to fill in—Ten Things I Want to Learn, Ten Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises—Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn’t know you) and Fill in the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts—What Excites You?/What Drains You? The journal has an elastic band for place-marking and a special pocket in the back—a “swipe file” to store bits and pieces of inspiration. Because if you want to steal like an artist, you need a place to keep your loot.

Keep Going

Keep Going
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781523507863
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating. In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

Show Your Work

Show Your Work
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780761181361
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

Newspaper Blackout

Newspaper Blackout
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061989940
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.” — Ephermerist Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need. Fans of Not Quite What I Was Planning and Post Secret will love these unique and compelling poems culled from Austin’s popular website.

Think Like an Artist

Think Like an Artist
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Author: Will Gompertz
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780241970812
Release: 2015-07-16
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with brilliant, fresh ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? Will Gompertz, the BBC's Arts Editor and a former director at the Tate, has spent years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers. And he's discovered a handful of traits that are common to all successful people, from novelists and film directors to scientists and philosophers. These basic practices allow their talent to flourish. And they can be adopted by all of us - no matter what we do in life - to unleash our own latent creativity and help us achieve extraordinary things. It's time to Think Like An Artist. 'Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had' Guardian As the BBC's Arts Editor, Will Gompertz has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, directors, novelists, musicians, actors and designers. Creativity Magazine in New York ranked him as one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the international bestselling art history book What Are You Looking At? which has been published in over 15 languages.

Ballad

Ballad
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Author: Blexbolex (CRT)
Pages: 280
ISBN: 159270137X
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A child walks home from school enjoying her surroundings, but as the story progresses the world becomes more complex, darker, and terrifying.

Art Before Breakfast

Art Before Breakfast
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Author: Danny Gregory
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452149233
Release: 2015-02-17
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Live Life Colorfully

Live Life Colorfully
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Author: Jason Naylor
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781797203812
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Live Life Colorfully is a quirky, illustrated mix of inspiring words, tips and tricks, and challenges from award-winning artist, designer, and creative director Jason Naylor. This colorful book is based on one of his strongest messages, Live Life Colorfully, and will inspire everyone who picks it up. • Find the silver living, taste the rainbow, and colorize your life with this vibrant book. • Filled with bright, colorful illustrations • Sure to motivate anyone who needs a boost Naylor spreads joy and kindness around the globe using his signature bright colors and even brighter messages with typography, illustration, and large-scale worldwide murals. Live Life Colorfully is a succinct way to say, "Be yourself, be brave, be proud of who you are, be kind, be loving, be happy, and be colorful." • An inspiring book with a little bit of edge and a lot of confidence • Taking a moment to deliberately notice colors in the world around you can significantly enhance your moment, your day, and your life. • Perfect pick-me-up for self-help, motivation, and happiness seekers, as well as lovers of pop art and bright colors • You'll love this book if you love books like 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy by Moorea Seal, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon, and Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel.

Angels Demons

Angels   Demons
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Author: Dan Brown
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780743493468
Release: 2006-05-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.

Summary of Steal Like an Artist

Summary of Steal Like an Artist
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Author: Blake Hanson
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1717364969
Release: 2018-04-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this 2012 book, author Austin Kleon approaches an often-considered taboo subject of the world of creative works: copying another's work. While most consider the idea of copying another's style or design to be wrong, Austin says it doesn't have to be. Instead, Kleon suggests that the best creative ideas come from building off of ideas that others have already had. Kleon suggests that creativity is everywhere and is for everyone, so even if you don't feel like you are as great of an author, painter, photographer, or whatever your chosen medium may be, you should still learn from the best and try your best to imitate their work. This, he says, is how everyone finds their own individual style. While discussing what he calls "the inevitability of influence," Kleon tells his readers to "live outside the vacuum," and just to have fun with their art. He says there is no such thing as an original idea in today's creative world. Instead, every artist is merely taking ideas from one another and adding their own stylistic elements. "You don't need to be a genius," he says. "You just need to be yourself." Throughout the book, which is organized into eleven major subheadings, Kleon tells us to create what we would enjoy in the hope that someone else will enjoy it, too. Instead of creating something popular or trendy to cater to the masses, we should instead simply create to please ourselves. After all, new trends are forged when people are willing to step outside of the box. The book, itself, is an easy and fun read and suitable for young adults as well as more seasoned artists.

Watercolor Success in Four Steps

Watercolor Success in Four Steps
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Author: Marina Bakasova
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781607657910
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grab your practice book, paint brushes, and discover the beautiful art of watercolor – no experience required! The ultimate beginner’s guide, Watercolor Success in Four Steps will teach you how to perfectly paint 150 objects, from fruits and flowers to animals, household items, and more! Understand the basics of watercolor with tried-and-true techniques and create beautiful watercolor paintings in just four simple steps. Each project offers a sample selection of colors to get you started, followed by approachable, step-by-step painting instructions to complete each design. Once you've accomplished each project, you’ll be equipped with all the skills and techniques you need to design and create your own watercolor works of art!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
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Author: V. E. Schwab
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780765387585
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Tor Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER #1 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick - October 2020 Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine A “Best Of” Book From: CNN *Amazon Editors * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Styled

Styled
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Author: Emily Henderson,Angelin Borsics
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780804186278
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home.

The Art of Psychological Warfare

The Art of Psychological Warfare
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Author: Michael T. Stevens
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1530719151
Release: 2016-03-24
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you feel like other people always get the best of you? Do you wish you were more assertive in dealing with others? Have you ever felt bullied or dismissed by others? Want to get some payback? Then you're ready to take psychological warfare seriously. You'll never have a mere conversation again after putting our tricks into practice. This book teaches you personal interaction on a psychological level. It runs from trivial tricks like getting people to like and respect you more, to tactical life skills like making a convincing argument or persuading somebody to do you a large favor. In case you're up for some heavier artillery, it also teaches you how to play manipulative tricks on people by exploiting arcane quirks in the human mind, to psychological combat maneuvers practiced by law enforcement and the military. Learn from psychology experts and military black-ops experiments alike, as we explore the maze of the human mind and discover some access panels that weren't meant to be discovered. If you don't want to use it offensively, you can also use it as a defense against the con artists and sociopaths who try to pull one over on you - perhaps you'll even see your relationship in a new way. It's time you asserted yourself! Get in touch with your inner Jedi and learn a few mind tricks of your own. If you even use it to argue your way out of one traffic ticket, this book has paid for itself right there.

Find Your Artistic Voice

Find Your Artistic Voice
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Author: Lisa Congdon
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781452169057
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.

This Is Not A Test

This Is Not A Test
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Author: JosŽ Vilson
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781608463701
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Haymarket Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vilson, a teacher from an urban school composed of black and poor youth, challenges racism and inequality in the classroom.

Think Like an Artist Don t Act Like One

Think Like an Artist  Don t Act Like One
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Author: Koos de Wilt
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9063695454
Release: 2020-06
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents 75 ways to look at art and 75 life lessons you can learn from it. From the works of ancient Egypt and Greece to today's abstract and conceptual pieces, by Picasso, Warhol and Ai Weiwei, art inspires us to take a fresh look at the fundamental questions we face. Questions about success, about love, about work, about friendship and about life and death.

The Process

The Process
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Author: Richard Wilde
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781780677286
Release: 2015-01-12
Editor: Laurence King Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design is a compendium of 13 experimental projects designed to teach conceptual thinking and problem solving to art and design students. The projects, created by Judith Wilde and Richard Wilde, focus on developing formal excellence and a strong sense of aesthetics, along with the ability to generate new ideas. Each project is illustrated with multiple visual solutions, provided to inspire creativity and illustrate that there can be multiple solutions to a single problem.

Creative Pep Talk

Creative Pep Talk
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Author: Andy J. Miller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781452152776
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Every artist needs a little pep talk now and then. An inspiring tool and beautiful art book in one, Creative Pep Talk offers illustrated words of wisdom from 50 of today's leading creative professionals. With full-color, typographic prints and explanatory statements from a host of creative luminaries—including Aaron James Draplin, Oliver Jeffers, Lisa Congdon, Mike Perry, and many others—this volume encourages artists to stay excited, experiment boldly, and conquer fear. "Create curiosity," "Learn to say no," and "If you can't be good, be different" are just a few of the motivational maxims in this visually rich collection that's perfect for students, designers, artists, and creatives at any stage in their careers.