Roman Muradov

On Doing Nothing

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In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a long walk without a destination or embracing chance in the creative process. Peppered with playful illustrations, this handsome volume is a refreshing and thought-provoking read.
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    Life is absurd and complicated.
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    Sometimes, the only way to make sense of it is to complicate it even further and to celebrate the mess that comes out as a result. A roundabout way of arranging our possessions may not be sensible, but it may give the day-to-day a bit of extra color.
    Ирина Осипенкоhas quotedlast year
    The negative space between the swatches can be part of the palette, and the combination of two colors can create a third one, as in the illustrations that accompany this text. Likewise, books aren’t isolated containers of information; they talk and argue with each other, and change their tone and pitch according to the order in which they are examined.

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