Think Like an Artist / a Designer, Don’t Act Like One
Two New Publications by BIS Publishers
There are two new Publications by BIS Publishers which you shouldn’t miss, if you want to get a refreshing and entertaining first insight into the world of design or art.
Think Like an Artist, Don’t Act Like One by Koos de Wilt provides a fresh look at the fundamental questions we face nowadays in daily life; about success, love, work, friendship, and about life and death. It is a lovely introduction to art history.
It 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, Dürer and Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol and Ai Weiwei, art inspires us to take a fresh look at the fundamental questions we face. Questions about success, about love, about work, about friendship and about life and death.
Think Like an Artist, Don’t Act Like One is a lively introduction to art history as it resonates in your own daily life. And an exhortation to look at art in your personal way.
Koos de Wilt is writer and art historian working on the interface of culture and business. He published books like Rembrandt Inc, The Rijksmuseum Story Book, and books with subjects ranging from business, diversity, canal houses, and music conducting. He also made documentaries, for example on Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Think Like a Designer, Don’t Act Like One by Jeroen van Erp: 75 LESSONS FROM THE WORLD OF DESIGN—This anthology of design concepts reveals what you can learn from Mad Men’s Don Draper, why the Beatles were not just brilliant as musicians, how a lemon tart can make you world famous and why purple is just always so wrong. Unless you’re Prince or the Pope, that is, but this book is for everyone who isn’t.
75 inspiring, educational and sometimes hilarious insights in the adventurous minds of the designer.
Jeroen van Erp is a designer, professor and author. He cofounded strategic design agency Fabrique and teaches at Delft University of Technology.