Think Like an Artist

Think Like an Artist: . . . and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life

Art & Design , Theory of Art, Entertainment , Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2015
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Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile?

After spending years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers, the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz has discovered a handful of traits that are common to them all. Basic practices and processes that allow their talents to flourish, and which we can adopt - no matter what we do - to help us achieve extraordinary things too. It's time to Think Like An Artist and ...

Become Seriously Curious
(Caravaggio's discovery of optical lenses changed art for ever.)

Think Big Picture and Fine Detail
(Turner transformed a masterpiece with a tiny dab of red paint.)

And realize ... It's Nearly Always Plan B
(Mondrian spent years painting trees before becoming a master of abstraction.)

'Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had' Guardian

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241970805
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 142g
  • Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 12 mm

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Think Like an Artist
Not just for people who paint
I bought this to help me to be more inventive as a jazz musician. Even though it is predominantly about painters, it is written in a very readable but un... READ MORE