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  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241970805
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

Think Like an Artist

. . . and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life




Embrace your inner Picasso - 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.)

  • Published: 23 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241970805
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Will Gompertz

Will Gompertz is a world-leading expert in, and champion of, the arts. Having spent seven years as a Director of the Tate Galleries followed by eleven years as the BBC's Arts Editor, he is now Artistic Director at the Barbican. Will has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, actors, writers, musicians, directors and designers. Creativity magazine in New York ranked him as one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the internationally bestselling What Are You Looking At? and Think Like an Artist, both translated into more than 20 languages.

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Praise for Think Like an Artist

Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had

Guardian

The Shock of the New redone a la Bill Bryson . . . richly detailed and highly entertaining

Daily Telegraph on What Are You Looking At?

Hugely accessible . . . writes about difficult things without letting on that they are difficult

Independent on Sunday on What Are You Looking At?

A romp through art history and the creative mind ... full of entertaining anecdote

Guardian

Gompertz doesn't have it in him to be boring. He clearly loves art too much and his book ... succeeds as a short love letter to art. The pictures are wonderful

The Times

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