Nine highly acclaimed artists were asked to keep diaries over several months, in order to discover how they work. These fascinating accounts reveal personalities that are simultaneously vulnerable and tough. The diaries are anecdotal, often humerous and moving. They tell us more about 'the creative process' than many academic works, showing how new art develops from a synthesis of ideas from many sources, shaped by personal decisions and choices. Though British-based, all the artists work internationally, challenging stercotype and form. The book will be of particular interest to young artists, arts educators, producers and policy-makers, but also to anyone who wants to gain more insight into the arts of our time.
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(241mm x 169mm x mm)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
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Author Biography - Paul Allen
Paul Allen is best known as the presenter, for almost twenty years, of the Radio 4 arts magazine Kaleidoscope, and more recently of the Radio 3 cultural discussion programme Night Waves. His biography of Alan Ayckbourn is published by Methuen in 2001.