From the author of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
The mission Smith proposes to document and observe the world around you. As if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.
With a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated two-color package, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world through this gorgeous book.
About the Author
Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing' approach, and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of creative exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her techniques throughout North America. Her works include Wreck this Journal, This is Not A Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess and Finish This Book, as well as Wreck This App and This is Not an App.
Praise for How to Be an Explorer of the World "Both daring and meditative, How to Be an Explorer of the World is part Maira Kalman, part Wendy MacNaughton, part its very own kind of whimsy, delivering--beautifully--exactly what it says on the tin, with an invitation to be just a little bit more alive each day." --Brain Pickings "This book serves as an example of what the author is trying to teach us: creating, documenting, collecting. Analog instead of digital, natural in place of artificial." --Wired Magazine "What Keri Smith achieves in this book is one of the most accessible articulations of a psychogeographic mindset I've come across. This book is an optimistic treat, a wonderfully practical, fun and engaging encouragement to open our eyes and minds to the mundane minutae of the world around us and see revealed the beauty in things might otherwise go unnoticed." --The Museum of Thin Objects "The book is deliciously simple but thought-provoking. [Smith] engages you to try and deviate from the norm when it comes to living your life--living consciously, rather than unconsciously strolling through life." --Pikaland Praise for Keri Smith "Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves." --The Believer "A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it." --TIME Magazine
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th October 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.8 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1