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Bir Sanatçı Gibi Araklayın

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  79,272 Ratings  ·  2,905 Reviews
Yaratıcı Olmak Hakkında Kimsenin Size Söylemediği 10 Şey

"Göz alıcı, içten ve gerçek"
-Rosanne Cash-

Yaratıcılığınızın zincirlerini kırın

1. Bir sanatçı gibi araklayın.
2. Başlamak için kim olduğunuzu öğrenmeyi beklemeyin.
3. Okumak istediğiniz kitabı yazın.
4. Ellerinizi kullanın.
5. Yan projeler ve hobiler yararlıdır.
6. Sır: İyi iş çıkarın ve insanlarla paylaşın.
7. Coğrafya artı
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 9th 2012 by Butik Yayınları (first published September 7th 2010)
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Dec 28, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction

This was such a phenomenal and much needed read for me. Steal Like an Artist gives ideas that apply to anyone who’s trying to inject some creativity into their life and their work. It really inspired me and I can’t wait for what’s next.

Also, can I just quote everything? Because I really need and want to:

“Always be reading. Go to the library. There’s magic in being surrounded by books. Get lost in the stacks. Read bibliographies. It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book that book leads yo
Posted at Shelf Inflicted

This eye-catching little book was wedged into the corner of one of the couches in the student lounge where I work. I was there for a cup of coffee, and since it was a rather slow day, I decided to pick up the book and read.

There’s a lot of common sense stuff in here for all types of creative people. You don’t have to be an artist or writer to benefit from these inspirational bits. They can help those who want to be more creative at work, or find room in one’s life for a
May 05, 2015 Ariel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this after reading "Show Your Work!" which is the opposite order of publication, and while I definitely preferred the latter, this was also really great. Sometimes it just has to be one idea, one quote, one line, that can make a book for you. This book was solidly consistently good, but for me it was the push to start using a notebook that really made a change for me.**

So personally I liked the other one more, but I've heard a solid chunk of people that like this one more.. certain ideas
(This review is longer than the book itself.)

Here are the Top Ten Points that the author makes in this teeny book:

1. Steal like an artist
2. Don't wait until you know who you are to get started
3. Write the book you want to read
4. Use your hands
5. Side projects and hobbies are important
6. Do good work and share it with people
7. Geography is no longer our master
8. Be nice (the world is a small town)
9. Be boring (it's the only way to get work done)
10. Creativity is subtraction

It's all very good advi
Kathryn Patterson
I find it difficult to review "Steal Like an Artist" because the book is an amalgamation of advice, anecdotes, and uncommon sense. Austin Kleon writes in an easy-to-follow style, instructing readers about how to be creative without talking down to anyone. In fact while I read the book, I felt like I was part of some secret creators club, with this book as the secret club manual.

The book focuses on 10 rules for people to follow in order to be creative. Rule number one is "Steal like an artist."
Carmen Sisson
I'm undecided on this book. While I appreciate the premise — draw inspiration from people you admire and surround yourself with good role models — I'm uneasy with the "steal" concept.

The title grabs attention, but I think it overshadows the actual point, which is not to become a replica of someone else but to create more authentic work by creating work you love.

It's a bit overly simplistic, and definitely a short, fast read. For those who stand on the precipice, afraid to answer the call of crea
Nov 19, 2012 Hanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, business

Reading this book might be the fastest thing my bosses ever asked me to do.

This is a wonderful little book with advice on creativity that makes you think. I'm pretty sure i didn't grasp the whole thing right now. I think i'll take a few things out of it. And in a few months I might read it again (really only takes like 30 minutes) and take a few more things out of it.
It's nicely written, it's got some nice napkin-sketches in there so it stays a light read. And it also makes me very curious about
Joana Cotidiana
Aug 21, 2016 Joana Cotidiana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, nonfiction
Recheado de referências a vários artistas e de citações de outros tantos, este livro é um dos que planeio reler sempre que duvidar daquilo que quero criar! Toca a olhar à nossa volta e a roubar!
Erin Bowman
About a year ago, I was at the day job (web design), when a link to a blog post made it’s way around the office via AIM.

The post was basically one man’s manifesto when it came to creativity. He listed out ten things he wished he knew when he was starting out as a writer and artist. I remember the simplicity of his statements — practical, to the point — but also incredibly insightful. Small things we often forget when we are knee-deep in The Creating or overwhelmed by The Doubts.

I remember noddin
Mar 02, 2012 anaïs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In an age where even in art there seems to be a focus on the final product or end result, Kleon's manifesto on creativity is refreshing. At a slim 100-something pages, it is a fast engaging read, filled with doodles and quotes and functioning the way zines your internet friend would send you. I say this because it is the equivalent of a whole body approach to creativity as opposed to the spot treatment of fixing one specific area of your art, whatever your medium may be; to put it simply, it's s ...more
Nov 15, 2012 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh fooey. Wrote something, then accidentally clicked and lost it. Let's get this over with:

-Loved it. Was awesome. Will reread, often.
-Too much quoting. Isn't the whole point, reappropriate, don't rip off? Excessive quoting seems to go against that.
-Figures=awesome and funny. Add anything? Sadly, I don't think so.
-Good direct voice.
-Moves well, but chunks are so small that they feel slight. It is a manifesto that outlines main points, rather than a substantive work that discusses things.

Still, a
Gail Klanchesser
This book is amazing! It's not condoning plagiarism, it suggests sharing of ideas and the process behind the product created by other artists. While you can easily sit and read it completely, I think it is best to read in small sections and think about what you've read and how it applies to your own form of art.
Jan 11, 2013 Martyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 2013, room101
The sub-title of this book is '10 things nobody told you about being creative'. Yeah, probably because they thought you already knew them.

This book is packed to the brim with platitudes such as: try to do good work, there are lots of different things to consider when choosing a place to live, it's important to be careful who you marry, money is really important, try to find a day job that you like and, my favorite, take $10 to the stationers and buy some stuff - then you can write your ideas dow
Nov 24, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a quick, funny how-to book that offers artists (the kind who paint, writers, filmmakers, etc.) tips on "stealing" other artists' art. Author Austin Kleon points out that no artist's work is ever completely original, and that trying to be completely original will daunt an artist and eventually smother her/his creativity. He suggests artists embrace the inevitability of influence, celebrate living outside of a vacuum, relax, and have fun with their art. Beyond that, he offers tips on how t ...more
Carmel Elizabeth
Dec 28, 2014 Carmel Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." -Howard Aiken

Two hours and a few thickly inked pages later, I feel inspired enough to write a five-pound work of fiction and maybe paint a masterpiece on my bedroom walls as well.
Oct 29, 2013 Darren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't often go the 1-star route. But this is such a blatant attempt at brand-building that I could feel the "speaker's fees" right there between every page. Read Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird" instead for a true creative boost.
Abduraafi Andrian
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A Nelson
Jul 17, 2012 A Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book could have been a pamphlet. But, despite its brief insights--it is thought provoking.

• Nothing is original
•Learn the history of your craft: one artist at a time. This is your creative lineage.
• School yourself--be curious
"School is one thing. Education is another. The two don't always overlap."
• Keep a "swipe" file. Things you like for later inspiration.
• Get started--perfect your craft along the way.
• "The human hand is incapable of making a perfect copy." Your "copy" will never be t
Sarah (Starry Night Reader)
There was nothing that inspiring or enlightening about this book, but hopefully it will give me the kick in the ass I need to finish up/ begin projects.
Nov 30, 2015 Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fantastic read. I don't have anything else to add to that. Read it, get inspired and create something'new'.
Hissa Reads
Nov 21, 2015 Hissa Reads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good, this book is a must read for every artist, for anyone who wants some inspiration and for every one who just wants a good book to read.
Steal like an artist makes you want to pause everything and be creative. It makes you want to sit alone and produce something beautiful. Ugh. I loved it. It's literally like eating a scoop of ice cream in a hot day.
Sep 06, 2016 Annerlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
Inspiring little book for creative people, or those who would like to become more creative. Full of fun illustrations and diagrams, tips, good ideas, inspirational quotes and lots of good advice for day-to-day creativity.

Highly recommended and so short and packed full of ideas that you can read it again and again.

This caught my eye at the library... I'm going to buy myself a copy!

Sulis Peri Hutan
Nov 16, 2015 Sulis Peri Hutan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: koleksiku, buntelan
suka banget, kelar sekali berbaring :))

"Apa orisinalitas itu? Plagiarisme tak terdeteksi."
Mar 23, 2016 Schuyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up Steal Like An Artist, I was in an artistic murk of anonymity, enjoying my art itself, but detesting a lot of the side demands that art creates. I emerged with faith revitalized (or at least, faith in Austin's book, which is a step in the right direction.) I just laid on the couch and ate up all the inspiration in its pages, and laughed, and read bits to my mom, and finished it in an excited glow of inspiration and creativity. It was a breath of fresh air.

Before we go further, I
Jul 12, 2015 Tamara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
3,5 stars
“Every artist gets asked the question,
“Where do you get your ideas?”
The honest artist answers,
“I steal them.”

A short, easy read that puts creativity into perspective. Not a rationalization to rip-off; just how creativity works. No very deep inspirational messages either; the book has some good advice but a lot of things that were mentioned are actually just common sense. I'd still want to send this book to some people I came across in the internet (You know, the people who are so quic
Recently, I read an answer given by Vint Cerf to the question “How did Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf create/found the Internet?” in Quora where he says that it was a cumulative effort of generations :

"Of course, our work benefited from the predecessor network: the ARPANET, and the work of many others who invented the transistor, the computer, time-sharing, packet switching, multiple programming languages, and a long list of other things. Things on the scale of the Internet ://https://en.wikipedia
Jan 01, 2014 Kevan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is a one-sitting read, a simple flip 'n browse through scribbles, notes, lists, drawings and quotes. As my daughter scrambled around her Duplo sets, I read "Steal Like An Artist" and took my own notes in another notebook-- and there were some awesome ideas and takeways.

Here's one: In your office, keep 2 different desks: one for analog work, one for digital work. Computers are great for editing and publishing, but not for having new ideas. Do you real thinking work at your analog desk,
Alex Ristea
Some neat concepts which I agree with whole-heartedly, but it treads a lot of familiar ground.

Here are the 10 things nobody told you about being creative:

1. Steal like an artist
2. Don't wait until you know who you are to get started
3. Write the book you want to read
4. Use your hands
5. Side projects and hobbies are important
6. The secret: do good work and share it with people
7. Geography is no longer our master
8. Be nice (the world is a small town)
9. Be boring (it's the only way to get work done)
Po Po
May 25, 2015 Po Po rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick and easy read. Everyone should read this.

Simple ways to actualize, optimize and fully realize your creative potential.

* * *

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again." --Andre Gide

"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism." --William Ralph Inge

"Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing." --Salvador Dali

"If you copy from one author it's plagiarism, but if you copy from many, it's research." --Wi
Mar 25, 2013 N rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up at the school library today while in between parent-teacher conferences. At first, I said to myself, "self, this is too obvious (just like this joke)." But forty pages in, when I'd written down 5 quotes and drawn a few diagrams, I realized that sometimes the obvious is exactly what we need. This may not be new ground, but Kleon offers his advice in an entertaining manner, with a liberal dosing of quotes from famous people doled out along the way (my favorite, via Questlove: "The ...more
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