Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters

Combining Neil Gaiman's extraordinary words with Chris Riddell's deft and striking illustrations, Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art. Neil Gaiman once said that 'the world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before'. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters will explore how reading, imagining...

Details Art Matters

TitleArt Matters
Release DateSep 6th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Art, Short Stories

Reviews Art Matters

  • Bookdragon Sean
    "Make good art. I’m serious." This is a collection of four essays, each forceful and energetic, that directly address why it is so important to read and write and, more importantly, they impress upon you why children should be doing it too. This is not new material but has instead been published in various magazines and online publications, some of them even appeared in The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction. The essays are as foll...
  • Ellie
    I needed this. Also Chris Riddell could stab me with a pencil and I'd thank him.
  • Aoife
    A very quick read (I just read this in work, don't tell anyone) featuring some of Neil Gaiman's wisest words paired with Chris Riddell's fantastic illustrations. Neil's advice basically boils down to 'do the thing that only you can do, and do it well' and it's a wonderful read. Buy one for everyone you know.(He also loves libraries and librarians, and they're cousins to bookstores. So I feel like he loves us too.)I don't know that it's an issue f...
  • verbava
    якщо взяти вже не раз публіковані хороші (і мотиваційні) тексти геймана про мистецтво й доповнити їх упізнаваними (і гарними) ілюстраціями кріса рідделла, вийде наперед знайома книжка, яку все-таки хочеться знов погортати. а потім ще. тим більше, щ...
  • Lauren
    Gaiman and Riddell can do no wrong in my eyes. Such a perfect team. A sweet, inspirational set of short essays, illustrated by Riddell. Loved it.
  • Liz
    What a gorgeous, sweet & very very wise little book. Neil Gaiman is someone that should definitely be read & listened to, so if you haven’t already, why not? If you haven’t bought copies of his books for all the young people in your life, why not? Get out there today and remedy that at once! You won’t regret it, and neither will your young ones.
  • Christoph
    Das war irgendwie klar, die Vorfreude wurde voll bestätigt. Ein kleines feines Buch mit klaren und verständlichen Weisheiten von Neil Gaiman und grandios illustriert von Chris Riddell.Wenn man die Werke von beiden mag und gerne liest, dann wird man sich hier erneut verlieben. Das kann leicht ein Buch sein, dass man immer da ei hat, einfach nur um darin ein wenig zu blättern, etwas nachzulesen, und manches mehr.
  • Molly Jamieson
    I love Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell and will basically buy anything they do together. The marriage of Riddell's illustrations with the wise words of Neil Gaiman here have given me a huge creative boost and I feel artistically charged up for the first time in ages. Highly recommend!
  • Kitty
    neli Neil Gaimani (varemavaldatud) teksti Chris Riddelli käekirja ja illustratsioonidega... jah, ei teagi, mis peaks valesti minema, et see kehvasti välja kukuks ja inimestele ei meeldiks.mind kõnetab neist neljast enim muidugi see, mis räägib raamatukogudest ja lugemise olulisusest. sellest, et raamatud on nagu haid ja et lugedes õpib laps, et asjad ei pea olema nii, nagu nad on."Make Good Art" on ka selline... üldine elujuhiste kogumik, ...
  • Justyna
    A short but w lovely book for fans of both authors, but also a lot of insight into freedom of speach, creativity and the importance of libraries.Some words to take to heart, some words to live by, some words to get (more) liberated in the pursuit of artistic endeavours. Definitely a good thing to read.You don't know it yet, but it's likely you need this book.Also I've loved NG's writing forever, but Chris Riddell and his drawings are quite a reve...
  • Clelia Zotti
    Nice little book,read in 30 minutes of commute.
  • Kaya
    Honestly so inspiration and beautifully written :)
  • Rachel Slocombe
    Beautiful words beautifully illustrated.
  • Karen
    Gaiman & Riddell, what a perfect combination.
  • Suad Shamma
    This book was short and sweet. It delivers a very good and strong message and encourages people to do what they love and what they are passionate about. To keep art alive, by feeding the imagination and not extinguishing the creative flame in kids, or adults, by continuing to read books and go to libraries. The actual, physical, kind. To be able to smell the pages and hear them crinkling and swooshing as you turn them and seeing the aging wrinkle...