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How to be an Explorer of the World : Portable Life Museum - Keri Smith

How to be an Explorer of the World

Portable Life Museum

Paperback

Published: 7th October 2008
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 forHow to Be an Explorer of the World Both daring and meditative, How to Be an Explorer of the Worldis 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. WiredMagazine 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. TheBeliever A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it. TIMEMagazine

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Keri Smith

Bestselling author Keri Smith is a freelance illustrator by trade, and has illustrated for the Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop and Hallmark. She is the author of several books and apps about creativity including Wreck This Journal, How To Be An Explorer of the World and Mess. She lives in Canada.

Visit Keri Smith's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780399534607
ISBN-10: 0399534601
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th October 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1