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Everyday Play : A Campaign Against Boredom

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'This slim, unassuming book is packed with an exciting mix of conceptual art, graphics, and type, and promises to teach its readers how to become an aesthete and an artist: live like Gertrude Stein, cook like Louise Bourgeois. Prompts for activities like one-minute sculptures, picture poems, six-word memoirs, and classic surrealist games like exquisite corpse, are interspersed with short republished pieces by authors' - Vanity Fair

A fun compendium of games, prompts, and manifestos by some of the world’s brightest artists to kickstart your creativity and sense of play

"Life must be lived as play," said Plato, and this book will help you rediscover the wonder in the weekly grind, and the extraordinary in the ordinary. Throughout history, philosophers, artists and writers have found liberation in taking play seriously. Everyday Play shows you how you can use creativity, games and the imagination to transform your life.

Learn how to be someone else for a day; explore how to draw a poem, paint a book and reorient your library; enjoy writers using constraints or languages they don't understand; play the Edible Book Game or become a living sculpture; become a writer and play word games to find new ways of saying what you mean.

Everyday Play is the essential compendium of artists' games, philosophers' inquiries and manifestos against the banal. They will challenge our perceptions of work, rest and play, with contributions from, among others, Joan Acocella, Luis Buñuel, Lewis Carroll, Robert Creeley, Adam Dant, Lydia Davis, Jeremy Deller, Dashiell Hammett, Will Hobson, Nina Katchadourian, Andrei Monastyrski, Francis Ponge, Erik Satie and Mark Wahlberg.

Details
  • Author: Julian Rothenstein
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Date published: March 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780995518186
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 11.1 cm 

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