How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PlanCultivateCreate - LibraryThing
A wonderful book of ideas to explore the new and the everyday. Aimed at a general audience, the ideas can easily be experienced by adults and children. A timely read particularly before a vacation or even a staycation. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hopeevey - LibraryThing
Delightful collection of exercises/explorations! Certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but lovely for anyone looking for inspiration or a new artistic perspective. Read full review
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE SIFTING
THE FIRST THING YOU SEE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG 90
WORLD OF COLOR 92
THE TRUTH ABOUT INANIMATE OBJECTS
GROCERY SHOPPING WITH JOHN CAGE
FOOD AS ART
CASE OF CURIOSITIES 96
YOUR FAVORITE STREET
HOW TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY
BECOMING LEONARD COHEN
WORLD OF MAGIC
THE SHAPES OF STAINS AND SPLOTCHES
FOUND WRITING UTENSILS
THE LANGUAGE OF TREES
WAYS TO TRANS FORM AN EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE
HOW TO INCORPORATE INDETERMINACY
SCAVENGER HUNT COLLECTION
HOW TO WANDER AIMLESSLY
SETTING UP A SHOWING