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ISBN13: 9780399534607
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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.

Synopsis:

The nifty-sized follow-up to the international bestseller Wreck This Journal—perfect for die-hard wreckers wherever they are in the world!

Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling — and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion!

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What kind of world would you like to inhabit?

To imagine something different, better, or more interesting is to push the existing world into a state of change. Some of the greatest revolutionary acts of our time came to be because someone had the courage to imagine something new.

In The Imaginary World of…, Keri Smith asks readers to imagine something new: a unique world of their own making.

Readers start by creating a list of everything to which theyre drawn: things they love and collect, colors, shapes, ideas, people, and creatures that fascinate them. The items in the list will become the building blocks for their imaginary worlds, used to create texture and establish a foundation for the new place theyll begin to inhabit. Readers will then be prompted to think about landscape, place names, maps, currency, residents, logos, foods, histories, and more for their world.

An indispensable guide for artists, dreamers, activists, and kids of all ages, The Imaginary World of… will encourage readers to become revolutionaries of everyday life, chronicling the possibilities in the brave new worlds they envision.

About the Author

Keri Smith has illustrated for The Washington Post, the New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop, and Hallmark.

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zurow, December 15, 2008 (view all comments by zurow)
If you're like me and fed up with human interest books void of content that exercise mental masterbation and not much else, How to Be an Explorer of the World is the perfect post-modern redemption. The interactive format pushes you to consider the procedural process through which we perceive and perscribe meaning to reality. I intensely enjoyed this book and highly reccomend it if you're tired of coffee and want a mechanism wake you up!
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sll, December 11, 2008 (view all comments by sll)
A fantastic book to encourage focus, free-thinking, creativity, and intense observation on a deeply individual level. No screens, money, plastic gadgets required. A book meant to be used, written in, carried around. I got this as a Christmas gift for my daughter and I think I want one for myself!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399534607
Author:
Smith, Keri
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
Cuff, Marcie Chambers
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Experiential learning
Subject:
Active learning
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Creativity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.38 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
The nifty-sized follow-up to the international bestseller Wreck This Journal—perfect for die-hard wreckers wherever they are in the world!

Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling — and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion!

"Synopsis" by ,
What kind of world would you like to inhabit?

To imagine something different, better, or more interesting is to push the existing world into a state of change. Some of the greatest revolutionary acts of our time came to be because someone had the courage to imagine something new.

In The Imaginary World of…, Keri Smith asks readers to imagine something new: a unique world of their own making.

Readers start by creating a list of everything to which theyre drawn: things they love and collect, colors, shapes, ideas, people, and creatures that fascinate them. The items in the list will become the building blocks for their imaginary worlds, used to create texture and establish a foundation for the new place theyll begin to inhabit. Readers will then be prompted to think about landscape, place names, maps, currency, residents, logos, foods, histories, and more for their world.

An indispensable guide for artists, dreamers, activists, and kids of all ages, The Imaginary World of… will encourage readers to become revolutionaries of everyday life, chronicling the possibilities in the brave new worlds they envision.

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