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Steal Like an Artist : 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative - Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist

10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative

Paperback Published: 20th March 2012
ISBN: 9780761169253
Number Of Pages: 160

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When asked to talk to students at Broome Community College in upstate New York in the spring of 2011, Austin Kleon wrote a simple list of ten things he wished he'd heard when he was their age: Steal like an artist. Don't wait until you know who you are to start making things. Write the book you want to read. Use your hands. Side projects are important. Do good work and put it where people can see it. 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. After giving the speech, he posted the text and slides to his popular blog, where it quickly went viral. Now Kleon has expanded his original manifesto into an illustrated guide to the creative life for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, designers, photographers, musicians, and anyone attempting to make things-art, a career, a life-in the digital age. Brief, direct, and visually interactive, the book includes illustrative anecdotes and mini-exercise sections calling out practical actions readers can take to unleash their own creative spirits.

Industry Reviews

"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

ISBN: 9780761169253
ISBN-10: 0761169253
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 20th March 2012
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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