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How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

by Keri Smith

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Bought the book from the Ready Made magazine article, since it looked really interesting. Going to use the exercises (some as they are, some a bit more loosely fashioned) to help myself see and experience the world around me more fully, esp. appreciating the cityscape more. ( )
  sriemann | Mar 31, 2013 |
I read, Z flipped through. Both inspired. After all, it's hard not want to play with art, observation, collecting, and documenting when you are on the grand company of Leonard Cohen, John Cage, Maira Kahlman, and Einstein. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
This book is a bit of a children's how-to manual on becoming a creative thinker. Notice what's around you, create with what you find, journal about it. It has sections of ideas for nature walks, collecting pages, craft ideas, journaling pages, and quotes.

Wasn't really wild about this book; don't know why; it just rubbed me the wrong way. I think I took exception to quotes like this: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all. -John Cage

On the other hand, there were a few good ones, like: Look with all your eyes, look. -Jules Verne ( )
  countrylife | Oct 25, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399534601, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:32:18 -0400)

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This is a guided journal for exploring and observing the world as an artist and a scientist. The mission the author proposes is for readers to document and observe the world around them as if they've never seen it before, to take notes and collect things they find on their travels, to notice patterns, to copy, and much more.… (more)

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