Book Review: Think Like an Artist, Don’t Act Like One

Think Like an Artist, Don’t Act Like One teachers you lessons you can learn from art and staying curious. The book looks at the history of art to find lessons that can help artists and really, anyone, help answer questions we may have about ourselves and our lives.  The book looks at 75 art pieces and has 75 life lessons, one for each.  In addition to feeling like I got to walk through a museum (who knows when the next time I’ll actually do that!) I learned a lot of things about myself and the world through reading each of these lessons.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

The third edition in the ‘Think Like a Pro’ series (sold over 94.000 copies)!

The series provides 75 quirky, one-paragraph lessons taken from the field of law, management, design, and art – ready-to-implement into your daily life. A thought-provoking and most of all amusing collection of lesson derived from the authors’ experience.

This book presents 75 ways to look at art and 75 life lessons you can learn from it. From the works of ancient Egypt and Greece to today’s abstract and conceptual pieces, by way of Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol, and Ai Weiwei, art inspires us to take a fresh look at the fundamental questions we face—questions about success, love, work, friendship, life, and death. It’s a lively introduction to art history as it resonates in your own daily life and an exhortation to look at art in your own personal way.

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