Talking with Artists

Conversations with Victoria Chess, Pat Cummings, Leo and Diane Dillon, Richard Egielski, Lois Ehlert, Lisa Campbell Ernst, Tom Feelings, Steven Kellogg, Jerry Pinkney, Amy Schwartz, Lane Smith, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner


Author: Pat Cummings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0027242455

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Distinguished picture book artists talk about their early art experiences, answer questions most frequently asked by children, and offer encouragement to aspiring artists.

Conversations with Artists


Author: Heidi Zuckerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780934324809

Category: Art

Page: 295

View: 2674

In this book of interviews, Heidi Zuckerman, Director of the Aspen Art Museum, opens up the studios and practices of more than 25 prominent contemporary artists through personal and illuminating conversations. A perceptive, sensitive interviewer, Zuckerman offers the reader refreshing insights and access to some of the most engaging artists making work this decade. The range of artists appearing in Conversations with Artists testifies to Zuckerman's wide-ranging interests: artists featured include Lutz Bacher, Darren Bader, Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Alice Channer, Cheryl Donegan, Tony Feher, Sergej Jensen, Liz Larner, Adam McEwen, William J. O'Brien, Rob Pruitt and Pedro Reyes.

Mavericks of Sound

Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music


Author: David A. Ensminger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235918

Category: Music

Page: 260

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In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.

Conversations with Artists in San Miguel de Allende


Author: M. B. Paul,Mariah Sirius

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494746452

Category: Art

Page: 264

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San Miguel de Allende, in addition to being a World Heritage Site, has long been a mecca for artists from all over the world. Conversations with Artists in San Miguel de Allende offers an intimate look at a rapidly changing city that remains suspended between the past and the present, at some of the artists who have lived there for much of their lives, and at art. Why is it that some men and women are compelled to make art and why did so many choose to go to a high desert plateau in central Mexico to do it? The answers to these questions reveal some surprising secrets about a most unusual, some say mystical place, about the nature of art itself, and about why artists are often willing to risk everything in order to do what they love most.

Speaking in Colour

Conversations with Artists of Pacific Island Heritage


Author: Sean Mallon,Pandora Fulimalo Pereira

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Modern

Page: 155

View: 3383

In this breakthrough art book, ten artists of Pacific Island descent talk candidly about their lives and work, and about finding themselves as artists. They also speak about coming to terms with their rich, complex cultural heritage. Speaking in Colour features the artists Fatu Feu‘u, Pauline Hoeft-Cocker, John Ione, Lily Laita, Iosefa Leo, Lyle Penisula, John Pule, Filipe Tohi, Michel Tuffery, and Jim Vivieaere.

Practical Dreamers

Conversations with Movie Artists


Author: Mike Hoolboom

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 155245200X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

View: 5149

The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.' - Man Ray Welcome to the world of fringe movies. Here, artists have been busy putting queer shoulders to the wheels, or bending light to talk about First Nations rights (and making it funny, to boot), or demonstrating how a personality can be taken apart and put back together, all during a ten-minute movie which might take years to make. In Practical Dreamers , twenty-seven artists dish about how they get it done and why it matters. The conversations are personal, up close and jargon free, smart without smarting. Mike Hoolboom talks footage recycling with Alessa Cohene ( Supposed To ) and Jubal Brown ( Life Is Pornography ); investigates the documentaries of Donigan Cumming ( My Dinner With Weegee ); looks at the Middle East with Jayce Salloum ( This Is Not Beirut ); discusses identity with queer Asian avatars Richard Fung ( Dirty Laundry ), Midi Onodera ( The Displaced View ) and Ho Tam ( The Yellow Pages ), and First Nations vets Kent Monkman ( Blood River ) and Shelley Niro ( Honey Moccasin ); and addresses the visions of Peter Mettler ( Gambling, Gods and LSD ).


In Conversation with Artists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka : Shisha ArtSouthAsia Residencies 2002


Author: Jagjit Chuhan,Fareda Khan,Sheila Maddison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954556310

Category: Art

Page: 68

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Shisha and her partners designed the program of residency as a theoretical and idealistic space where the guest artists could reflect on the existential concerns and aesthetic issues that they and their respective communities have to confront. -- p. 5.

Conversations with Neil Gaiman


Author: Joseph Michael Sommers

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496818717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy-award-winning DC/Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comics reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media and every language, making him a celebrity on a worldwide scale. The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7. What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.

Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor

Conversations with literary and visual artists


Author: Lois Oppenheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317589548

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor offers an intriguing window onto the creative thinking of several well-known and highly creative individuals. Internationally renowned writers, painters, choreographers, and others converse with the author about their work and how it has been informed by their life experience. Creative process frames the discussions, but the topics explored are wide-ranging and the interrelation of the personal and professional development of these artists is what comes to the fore. The conversations are unique in providing insight not only into the art at hand and into the perspective of each artist on his or her own work, but into the mind from which the work springs. The interviews are lively in a way critical writing by its very nature is not, rendering the ideas all that much more accessible. The transcription of the live interview reveals the kind of reflection censored elsewhere, the interplay of personal experience and creative process that are far more self-consciously shaped in a text written for print. Neither private conversation nor public lecture, neither crafted response (as to the media) nor freely associative discourse (as in the analytic consulting room), these interviews have elements of all. The volume guides the reader toward a deeper psychologically oriented understanding of literary and visual art, and it engages the reader in the honest and often-provocative revelations of a number of fascinating artists who pay testimony to their work in a way no one else can. This is a unique collection of particular interest for psychoanalysts, scholars, and anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the creative process.

Conversations with Frank Gehry


Author: Barbara Isenberg

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307959724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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An unprecedented, intimate, and richly illustrated portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last twenty years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work. Gehry’s subjects range from his childhood—when he first built cities with wooden blocks on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen—to his relationships with clients and his definition of a “great” client. We learn about his architectural influences (including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright) and what he has learned from Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Rauschenberg. We explore the thinking behind his designs for the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the redevelopment of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, the Gehry Collection at Tiffany’s, and ongoing projects in Toronto, Paris, Abu Dhabi, and elsewhere. And we follow as Gehry illuminates the creative process by which his ideas first take shape—for example, through early drawings for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, when the building’s trademark undulating curves were mere scribbles on a page. Sketches, models, and computer images provided by Gehry himself allow us to see how so many of his landmark buildings have come to fruition, step by step. Conversations with Frank Gehry is essential reading for everyone interested in the art and craft of architecture, and for everyone fascinated by the most iconic buildings of our time, as well as the man and the mind behind them. From the Hardcover edition.

Conversations with and about Beckett


Author: Mel Gussow

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802137654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Mel Gussow, the longtime drama critic for The New York Times, has put together a revelatory book of conversations with the famously reticent author and his chief collaborators. In this revealing and poignant collection, Gussow paints a portrait of Samuel Beckett, the novelist and playwright whose body of work is unmatched for its intensity and cohesiveness. Although Beckett never allowed an interview, he did talk informally with Gussow over a ten-year period. Conversations with and about Beckett includes those encounters, with talk of actors, directors, the general state of the theater, art, life -- and tennis. The conversations, previously unpublished, show the reputedly austere author as modest, humorous, and open-minded but always precise and revealing about his own work, which he discusses with great acuity.

Rodin on Art and Artists


Author: Auguste Rodin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156788

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 6680

In an intimate talk with his protégé, the sculptor offers candid, wide-ranging comments on the meaning of art; other famed artists; the relation of sculpture to poetry, painting, and music; more. 76 illustrations.

Painters in Hanoi

An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art


Author: Nora A. Taylor

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824826130

Category: Art

Page: 176

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"By presenting artists as individuals actively involved in national life, Painters in Hanoi offers a truly innovative perspective on modern Vietnamese history. The book's ethnographic approach, grounded in discussions with artists, critics, and collectors, sheds light on a diverse art world, making the work of significant interest to anthropologists and art historians as well as students and scholars concerned with interdisciplinary research on culture and society."--BOOK JACKET.

Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia

Conversations with Writers and Artists


Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029278435X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Since the 1980s, a prolific "second wave" of Chicano/a writers and artists has tremendously expanded the range of genres and subject matter in Chicano/a literature and art. Building on the pioneering work of their predecessors, whose artistic creations were often tied to political activism and the civil rights struggle, today's Chicano/a writers and artists feel free to focus as much on the aesthetic quality of their work as on its social content. They use novels, short stories, poetry, drama, documentary films, and comic books to shape the raw materials of life into art objects that cause us to participate empathetically in an increasingly complex Chicano/a identity and experience. This book presents far-ranging interviews with twenty-one "second wave" Chicano/a poets, fiction writers, dramatists, documentary filmmakers, and playwrights. Some are mainstream, widely recognized creators, while others work from the margins because of their sexual orientations or their controversial positions. Frederick Luis Aldama draws out the artists and authors on both the aesthetic and the sociopolitical concerns that animate their work. Their conversations delve into such areas as how the artists' or writers' life experiences have molded their work, why they choose to work in certain genres and how they have transformed them, what it means to be Chicano/a in today's pluralistic society, and how Chicano/a identity influences and is influenced by contact with ethnic and racial identities from around the world.

Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma


Author: Sophia Richman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691403X

Category: Art

Page: 268

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Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between trauma and creativity. It is about art in the service of healing, mourning, and memorialization. This book addresses the questions of how artistic expression facilitates the healing process; what the therapeutic action of art is, and if there is a relationship between mental instability and creativity. It also asks how self-analysis through art-making can be integrated with psychoanalytic work in order to enrich and facilitate emotional growth. Drawing on four decades of clinical practice and a critical reading of creativity literature, Sophia Richman presents a new theory of the creative process whose core components are relational conceptualizations of dissociation and witnessing. This is an interdisciplinary book which draws inspiration from life histories, clinical case material, neuroscience, and interviews with creators, as well as from various art forms such as film, literature, paintings, and music. Some areas of discussion include: art born of genocide, confrontation with mortality in illness and aging, and the clinical implications of memoirs written by psychoanalysts. Visual images are interspersed throughout the text that illustrate the reverberations of trauma and its creative transformation in the work of featured artists. Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformations of Trauma powerfully articulates how creative action is one of the most effective ways of coping with trauma and its aftershocks - it is in art, in all its forms, that sorrow is given shape and meaning. Here, Sophia Richman shows how art helps to master the chaos that follows in the wake of tragedy, how it restores continuity, connection and the will for a more fully lived life. This book is written for psychoanalysts as well as for other mental health professionals who practice and teach in academic settings. It will also be of interest to graduate and post-graduate students and will be relevant for artists who seek a better understanding of the creative process.