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

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Penguin, 2008 - Self-Help - 204 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - sriemann - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - countrylife - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.

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