How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
Keri Smith
Publication Date
October 2008
Perigee Trade
FROM AMAZON.COM: 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.

How to Be an Explorer of the World
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One Comment
Jeff Howard on June 20, 2010 7:35pm
You'll find this book in the children's section of the bookstore under journalling. It's part of a popular series of books by Keri Smith designed to stimulate creativity.

Here are a couple reviews with photographs that illustrate the hand-drawn character of the book.

How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
By Keri Smith
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