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Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters (edition 2018)

by Neil Gaiman (Author)

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Title:Art Matters
Authors:Neil Gaiman (Author)
Info:Headline Review (2018), Edition: Illustrated edition
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Art Matters by Neil Gaiman



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There isn't much to review about this short little book (which has a lot of drawings). It is an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives. He talks a lot about the importance of reading, and libraries, and talks about taking a leap when it comes to writing and creating.

As an avid reader, I believe that the world would be lost without books. Fiction and non-fiction a like are invaluable to further educate people and lead to further understanding. It is so important, and it is becoming more and more rare in an age of You Tube and instagram.

Read with your kids. Read in front of your kids. Show them that books are not a lost art and cannot be replaced. ( )
  JenMat | Jan 10, 2019 |
Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World reprints four of Neil Gaiman’s essays on the importance of ideas, literacy, and art with illustrations by Chris Riddell. The first essay, “Credo,” discusses the importance of free expression and debate in an open society. The second essay, “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming,” Gaiman argues for books’ longevity compared to other forms of media and how they, the libraries and librarians who support them, and daydreaming lead to people thinking creatively and making a better future. He argues for the importance of literacy to all peoples in all societies. The third essay, “Making a Chair,” humorously compares writing a book to the difficulties one may find in assembling a chair. The final essay, “Make Good Art,” was Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and discusses the importance of art in making life worthwhile, no matter what that art may be. Riddell’s illustrations delightfully bring to life Gaiman’s words in a volume that will delight all who enjoy Gaiman’s non-fiction work. ( )
1 vote DarthDeverell | Dec 14, 2018 |
The best review I can give this book is to just read it, absorb it, live it, read it again. ( )
  tapestry100 | Sep 24, 2018 |
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"A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old."
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