How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist
Author: Jerry Saltz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593086476
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Instant New York Times Bestseller "Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an artist is a lifelong dream. But how to make it happen? In How to Be an Artist, Jerry Saltz, one of the art world’s most celebrated and passionate voices, offers an indispensable handbook for creative people of all kinds. From the first sparks of inspiration—and how to pursue them without giving in to self-doubt—Saltz offers invaluable insight into what really matters to emerging artists: originality, persistence, a balance between knowledge and intuition, and that most precious of qualities, self-belief. Brimming with rules, prompts, and practical tips, How to Be an Artist gives artists new ways to break through creative blocks, get the most from materials, navigate career challenges, and above all find joy in the work. Teeming with full-color artwork from visionaries ancient and modern, this beautiful and useful book will help artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, writers, performers—realize their dreams.

How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist
Author: Jerry Saltz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593086469
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Release: 2020
Editor: Riverhead Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Portions of this book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in New York magazine."

How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist
Author: Jerry Saltz
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781781578001
Available:
Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times Bestseller "I wish I had read these rules forty years ago and carried them around like a bible. By chance or design I've followed most of them at some point but it took me a lifetime as an artist to find what worked. They are the generous, loving, enthusiastic, bullshit-free advice of a master communicator, just reading them makes me want to charge back into the studio" - Grayson Perry "Being an artist is a lonely pursuit - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the rest of your life. Most of the time it hurts. This book will help the pain" - Tracey Emin One of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2020 Quarantine Book Recommendations "Joy is palpable in these pages. We need such thinking right now" - Apollo Magazine As the witty and passionate chief art critic for New York magazine, Jerry Saltz is often approached by artists, both amateur and professional, asking him for advice: How do I get started? How do I get better? Is what I'm doing even art at all? They want to know, in short, how to be an artist. Now, expanding on his viral cover story for New York magazine - and drawing on his decades of immersion in the art world - Saltz has the answers. How to Be An Artist is an indispensable book of practical inspiration for creative people of all kinds. Brimming with dozens of brand new rules, prompts, exercises, and tips designed to break through creative blocks, ignite motivation, and conquer bad habits, this book is designed to help artists of all kinds - painters, photographers, writers, performers - realize their dreams. Includes such advice as: - Make art for now, not the future - No, you don't need graduate school - Recognize convention, and resist constraint - Get lost - Listen to the wildest voices in your head - Know what you hate (it's probably you) - Finish the damn thing! - How to recover from critical injuries

You Are an Artist

You Are an Artist
Author: Sarah Urist Green
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780525505853
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“There are more than 50 creative prompts for the artist (or artist at heart) to explore. Take the title of this book as affirmation, and get started.” —Fast Company More than 50 assignments, ideas, and prompts to expand your world and help you make outstanding new things to put into it Curator Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel and visit a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working. The result is You Are an Artist, a journey of creation through which you'll invent imaginary friends, sort books, declare a cause, construct a landscape, find your band, and become someone else (or at least try). Your challenge is to filter these assignments through the lens of your own experience and make art that reflects the world as you see it. You don't have to know how to draw well, stretch a canvas, or mix a paint color that perfectly matches that of a mountain stream. This book is for anyone who wants to make art, regardless of experience level. The only materials you'll need are what you already have on hand or can source for free. Full of insights, techniques, and inspiration from art history, this book opens up the processes and practices of artists and proves that you, too, have what it takes to call yourself one. You Are an Artist brings together more than 50 assignments gathered from some of the most innovative creators working today, including Sonya Clark, Michelle Grabner, The Guerrilla Girls, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Nina Katchadourian, Toyin Ojih Odutola, J. Morgan Puett, Dread Scott, Alec Soth, Gillian Wearing, and many others.

Alec

Alec
Author: Eddie Campbell
Pages: 127
ISBN: UOM:39015062834539
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Release: 2001
Editor: Top Shelf Productions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Narrated by the author in the future tense, it is a graphic novel about becoming an artist and making your way in the world as an artist.

Art School

Art School
Author: Steven Henry Madoff
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780262134934
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Release: 2009
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of art education in today's dramatically changed art world. The last explosive change in art education came nearly a century ago, when the German Bauhaus was formed. Today, dramatic changes in the art world--its increasing professionalization, the pervasive power of the art market, and fundamental shifts in art-making itself in our post-Duchampian era--combined with a revolution in information technology, raise fundamental questions about the education of today's artists. Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century) brings together more than thirty leading international artists and art educators to reconsider the practices of art education in academic, practical, ethical, and philosophical terms. The essays in the book range over continents, histories, traditions, experiments, and fantasies of education. Accompanying the essays are conversations with such prominent artist/educators as John Baldessari, Michael Craig-Martin, Hans Haacke, and Marina Abramovic, as well as questionnaire responses from a dozen important artists--among them Mike Kelley, Ann Hamilton, Guillermo Kuitca, and Shirin Neshat--about their own experiences as students. A fascinating analysis of the architecture of major historical art schools throughout the world looks at the relationship of the principles of their designs to the principles of the pedagogy practiced within their halls. And throughout the volume, attention is paid to new initiatives and proposals about what an art school can and should be in the twenty-first century--and what it shouldn't be. No other book on the subject covers more of the questions concerning art education today or offers more insight into the pressures, challenges, risks, and opportunities for artists and art educators in the years ahead. Contributors Marina Abramovic, Dennis Adams, John Baldessari, Ute Meta Bauer, Daniel Birnbaum, Saskia Bos, Tania Bruguera, Luis Camnitzer, Michael Craig-Martin, Thierry de Duve, Clémentine Deliss, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Hans Haacke, Ann Lauterbach, Ken Lum, Steven Henry Madoff, Brendan D. Moran, Ernesto Pujol, Raqs Media Collective, Charles Renfro, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Michael Shanks, Robert Storr, Anton Vidokle

Making Art a Practice

Making Art a Practice
Author: Cat Bennett
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781844099221
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Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Helping artists catapult into further action, this guide is a treasury of insight and inspiration. Rather than focus on art techniques that build skills or overcome creative blocks through playful activities or writing, this guide walks the artist through exercises designed to develop the personal qualities critical to being an artist in the world, such as courage, the ability to look and see, and connection to the true creative self. This is a hands-on, experiential action book designed to get the reader creating art and exploring a variety of possibilities for being an artist. According to the teachings of this handbook, engagement with art is less about end results or products and more about the self-awareness and competence that frees the artist to seek out and create work that is vital. This is a rigorous programme that allows artists of any skill level to deepen their creative habits and be the best artists possible.

How to Start and Succeed as an Artist

How to Start and Succeed as an Artist
Author: Daniel Grant
Pages: 231
ISBN: PSU:000032635164
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to Start and Succeed as an Artist is the definitive guide for both devoted amateurs and beginning professionals who want to make art a rewarding career or avocation. Acclaimed editor and art world insider Daniel Grant draws upon the expertise of working artists to compile a rich resource of advice on developing skills, effective studio practices, exhibiting and selling artwork, staying inspired and productive, and taking the necessary steps to reach the public. Grant covers the practical matters of being an artist, such as setting up a studio, selecting safe art materials, framing, packing and shipping art, as well as the wisdom gained from the insights and true-life stories of artists both well known and successful on their own terms. The book also includes a comprehensive appendix of helpful resources.

How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind Your Shirt Or Your Creative Compass A Practical Guide

How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind  Your Shirt  Or Your Creative Compass  A Practical Guide
Author: JoAnneh Nagler
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781581575118
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: The Countryman Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be true to your artistic self—but don’t quit your day job. Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn’t finding time to pursue your passions, don’t fall for this line: “Do what you love and the money will follow.” The world is full of starving artists, but you don’t need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art—but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how tohave a well-supported, well-lived life—and make art at the same time. Learn how to: Answer your own artistic callings and get to your art work Give up starving and struggling and build a supported, creative daily life Manage time, money, and day jobs with easy-to-learn, simple tools Develop rock-solid creative work ethics and motivational skills No matter what kind of creative person you are, this book has the tools you need to live the life you’ve always wanted to live—right now, and for your whole life long.

The Death of the Artist

The Death of the Artist
Author: William Deresiewicz
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250125521
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply researched warning about how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work—the music, writing, and visual art that sustain our souls and societies—from an award-winning essayist and critic There are two stories you hear about earning a living as an artist in the digital age. One comes from Silicon Valley. There's never been a better time to be an artist, it goes. If you've got a laptop, you've got a recording studio. If you've got an iPhone, you've got a movie camera. And if production is cheap, distribution is free: it's called the Internet. Everyone's an artist; just tap your creativity and put your stuff out there. The other comes from artists themselves. Sure, it goes, you can put your stuff out there, but who's going to pay you for it? Everyone is not an artist. Making art takes years of dedication, and that requires a means of support. If things don't change, a lot of art will cease to be sustainable. So which account is true? Since people are still making a living as artists today, how are they managing to do it? William Deresiewicz, a leading critic of the arts and of contemporary culture, set out to answer those questions. Based on interviews with artists of all kinds, The Death of the Artist argues that we are in the midst of an epochal transformation. If artists were artisans in the Renaissance, bohemians in the nineteenth century, and professionals in the twentieth, a new paradigm is emerging in the digital age, one that is changing our fundamental ideas about the nature of art and the role of the artist in society.

How to Become a Video Game Artist

How to Become a Video Game Artist
Author: Sam Kennedy
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780823008094
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Release: 2013
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Draws on interviews with leading professionals to provide a crash course in the different skills video game artists need, in a work that features screenshots from popular games, step-by-step game art lessons, and portfolio samples.

The Artist s Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

The Artist s Way  A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Author: Julia Cameron
Pages: 237
ISBN: 1417664932
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a twelve-week program intended to increase creativity by capturing the creative energy of the universe.

I Want To Be An Artist

I Want To Be An Artist
Author: Angelia Young
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781481778473
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Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Elaine, a young girl, decides she can be an artist just like the famous artists of the past. She begins to share her passion of art with her mother, drawing and painting. As she continues to learn more about art she teaches the reader how to draw all the figures and shapes within the book. The reader will learn to draw and pull out each page they have practiced on. The last page with be the drawings in the book. I Want To Be An Artist! Is a book that will encourage children to read and draw and use their imagination.

The War of Art

The War of Art
Author: Steven Pressfield
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781936891047
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Release: 2002-06-03
Editor: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.

Lee Hammond s All New Big Book of Drawing

Lee Hammond s All New Big Book of Drawing
Author: Lee Hammond
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781440343094
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Release: 2018-01-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Lee Hammond's All New Big Book of Drawing is the culmination of nearly forty years of teaching. No matter what your experience level YOU CAN DRAW by following along these easy step-by-step demonstrations. Whether you want to create drawings of flowers, learn how to draw animals or how to draw a person, these drawing techniques, all-new projects, and expert tips will show you how to get great results with both regular pencils and colored pencils. Using her straightforward, three-stage approach to lifelike drawings, Lee makes any subject approachable, from still life and landscapes to animals and even people. This project-driven tome will help you create realistic, frame-worthy artwork. Project by project and subject by subject, you will gain confidence and cultivate great joy in drawing." -- Back cover.

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
Author: Mason Currey
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780307273604
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Release: 2013
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Beethoven and Kafka to George Sand, Picasso and Agatha Christie, this compilation of letters, diaries and interviews reveals the profound fusion of discipline and dissipation through which the artistic temperament is allowed to evolve, recharge and emerge. 20,000 first printing.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist 5th Ed

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist  5th Ed
Author: Caroll Michels
Pages: 369
ISBN: 0805068007
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Release: 2001-12
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covers public relations, exhibitions, art dealers, rejection, grants, other sources of income, insurance, resumes, and motivation.

How to be an Artist

How to be an Artist
Author: Michael Atavar
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0953107310
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brave Enough

Brave Enough
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780345810885
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of Wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. In her three previous books--her critically acclaimed debut novel, Torch, her groundbreaking memoir, Wild, and her dazzlingly insightful “Dear Sugar” advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things--Cheryl Strayed has shared with an ardently devoted audience the many twists and trials of her remarkable life, offering much-needed truths, as well as laughter, to millions of readers. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. Whether humorous or wise (and often both at once) Strayed's words are anthems that remind us that we may inevitably make mistakes, but we can also do better, both for ourselves and for others. Such as: Be brave enough to break your own heart. You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. Keep walking. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. Romantic love is not a competitive sport. Forward is the direction of real life. Brave Enough gathers more than 100 of these “mini-instruction manuals for the soul,” urging us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.

Ordinary Genius A Guide for the Poet Within

Ordinary Genius  A Guide for the Poet Within
Author: Kim Addonizio
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393346992
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Release: 2009-02-16
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.