Features of Steal Like an Artist PDF
An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Steal Like an Artist PDF
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.
And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.
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Description of Steal Like an Artist PDF
As difficult as innovation is today. Steal Like an Artist PDF is a text that is present in the form of inspiration that will broaden the minds beyond what an artist or photographer can see. This is one of the masterpieces that is recommended by all the great artists to be changing their visualization of the world of today. In the minds of someone that truly appreciates what this text has to offer lies the secret of changing the way everyone lives in this world. Art is the most influential subject of todays world and at all times has it been the foundation stone for change in this universe we live in. A must read and learn for all artist and especially photographers.
Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. Visit him online at www.austinkleon.com.
Dimensions and Characteristics of Steal Like an Artist PDF
- Identification Number : B0074QGGK6
- Publisher : Workman Publishing Company; 1st edition (February 28, 2012)
- Publication date : February 28, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 26054 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 174 pages
- Page numbers source International Standard Book Number : 1523516321
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,532 in Kindle Store
Save your money and listen to the speech on You Tube.
April 11, 2015
I liked what this author had to say and enjoyed the material, but this was not a book. When I got to the end, I said “Where’s the rest of it? Where’s the useful stuff?” I went on a hunt and found the author on YouTube giving a TED Talk called Steal Like an Artist. There it was, the entire book in an eleven minute speech. Save your money and just listen to the speech.
Almost a JOKE
February 13, 2020
This book is astonishingly useless. Little tidbits of thought that are neither profound nor interesting. It feels like something on a site that you’d have to click through a hundred ads and still never get any meaningful content. I read through it twice, seeing as its very short, just to make sure I didn’t miss an underlying theme. Don’t waste your money.
Here’s Why You Need To Read This Book If You’re A Creative Person
October 11, 2018
Creative folks mistakenly believe that they’re coming up with all sorts of new ideas. But the fact is, there is nothing new under the sun. Austin Kleon makes the reader understand that the fact that everything has already been created is, in fact, a good thing. Kleon quotes the French writer André Gide who said, “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” I wish I had understand that idea when I was the music director for a number of shows many years ago. At the time, I used to purposely not listen to other recordings of the shows because I didn’t want to be influenced by the conductors who had led the shows before me. Who was I kidding? I should have been honored to have had the chance to listen to them and steal from them. Kleon writes, “Just as you have a familial genealogy, you also have a genealogy of ideas. You don’t get to pick your family, but you can pick your teachers and you can pick your friends and you can pick the music you listen to and you can pick the books you read and you can pick the movies you see.” The way to expose yourself to the creative genius of those before you is by reading what they wrote and looking at what they did. From now on, I will always tip my hat the greats upon whose shoulders I stand, and hopefully I’ll be able to be a source of inspiration to others, too. This is a great book, a real “must read” for anyone who has any creative pursuits.
Breaking into your own thinking
June 15, 2017
Steal Like an Artist gave me the push I needed to get into a more creative mindset. Although the book, and its message, may seem simple, it is clear that Austin Kleon has dedicated his life to creativity and using that to produce creative work (poetry, writing, drawing). If you feel stuck in a rut (as I did), this book is for you. The main quote that spoke to me was: “If we’re free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and we can embrace influence instead of running away from it. (Kleon, 2015). That burden has been with me for a long time, and now Austin Kleon has given me permission to be inspired and taking from others in order to create something unique. “Imitation is about copying. Emulation is when imitation goes one step further, break through into your own thinking” (Kleon, 2015). This is the perfect book for breaking into your own thinking.
Should have skipped this book
June 10, 2019
Written more for teens and/or young adults–just a collection of cliché statements from author and his friends, but none of them worth the price of the book. Nothing practical to help an artist be more creative. Mostly stuff quoted that boil down to “everything’s already been done before, so don’t get uptight if you can’t do what’s never been done before.”
Not just a book for artists
August 20, 2017
This is a pretty tiny book (the cup of coffee I poured when I started reading was still warm when I finished), but may end up being my favorite of everything I read this year. It’ll almost certainly be one of the few that I’ll come back to over and over.
Austin Kleon is an artist from Austin, TX, and in Steal Like An Artist he asserts that what good artists do—that is, “stealing” as much as possible from as many influences as possible to shape one’s own unique style—is a concept that can carry over into virtually any line of work. And while there are a number of people out there who have made the case that we are all a product of our influences, few have communicated this truth so compelling and creatively as Kleon. Steal Like an Artist PDF
The reality is that someone can “know” that’s true, yet still feel bound by a desire to be “original” than can have a debilitating effect on creativity. I know, because I’m that guy. And that’s why I’m so thankful to have been told to read this book, because it’s definitely a game changer for me!
Kleon’s 10 short chapters each present a different principle for developing creativity, and though it’s a numbered list, it manages not to come across as a “how to” manual. Rather, it’s a testimonial borne from experience, and an encouragement that these timeless principles (e.g., “Be Nice”) really do work in the real world, and they really are things that don’t apply only to artists. It’s a book which manages to be both artistic and pragmatic… not an easy combination!
Anyway, I’ve already written a review that will take you half as long to read as the book itself, so stop reading this and go get the book!
“If we’re free from the burden of trying to be completely original, we can stop trying to make something out of nothing, and embrace influence instead of running away from it.” ~ Austin Kleon
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