How To Be An Explorer Of The World: Portable Life Museum

by Keri Smith

Berkley Trade | October 7, 2008 | Trade Paperback |

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: October 7, 2008

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399534601

ISBN - 13: 9780399534607

Found in: Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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How To Be An Explorer Of The World: Portable Life Museum

How To Be An Explorer Of The World: Portable Life Museum

by Keri Smith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: October 7, 2008

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399534601

ISBN - 13: 9780399534607

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Both daring and meditative, How to Be an Explorer of the World is part Maira Kalman, part Wendy MacNaughton, part its very own kind of whimsy, delivering - beautifully - exactly what it says on the tin, with an invitation to be just a little bit more alive each day."
-Brain Pickings

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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