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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by [Kleon, Austin]
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You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6668 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1 edition (28 February 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761169253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761169253
  • ASIN: B0074QGGK6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Thank you Mr Kleon - such excellent and liberating advice. After years of creative paralysis, agonising that my ideas are neither completely original nor worthy of pursuing, you point out that artists have almost always stood on the shoulders of those who came before, and called it influence. A matter for celebration and acknowledgement, not embarrassment. Why didn't see this before? I feel a huge weight lifted, and now can't wait to go forth and steal like an artist....
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To say I did not learn anything from this book is a lie. I am trying to be more creative photographically , so bought this for a read. It did teach me (or should I say enforce what a lecturer told us at university) how to help me to be a more creative person.
But! ...... It really just repeats one idea, again, and again, and again. To copy, steal, and research others ideas until we get it right.
The quotes from famous people are nice, and m
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I liked the conciseness of this book, though found the use of so many quotes a bit frustrating, I can understand why the author would use them. Not that they were out of place, just that there was a lot of them. In essence, however, this book has some good advice if folks are willing to take heed and apply it. An enjoyable read and a lot of "relatable" moments for me.
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Loved how bite-size all of Austin's advice was - as he says, there's nothing new under the sun - but his way of presenting tips on creativity are simple, accessible and motivating.

Highly recommended!!
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