The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher is an alphabet soup of inspiration presented from outside the box. This is a difficult book to describe, a collection of 72 chapters of something akin to stream-of-consciousness intellectual and creative provocation. Visual treats and verbal treasures make this an appropriate compendium for anyone with a yen for the arts. A handsome volume, it is a pleasure to peruse for short snatches of time, despite its weighty appearance, as it has been tidily designed for ease of digestion. A journey.