Spark

Spark

How Creativity Works

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
How did Richard Ford's cat influence his work as a novelist? How is Chuck Close's portraiture driven by his inability to remember faces? What pivotal moment helped Rosanne Cash understand the healing power of the stage? Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits--movies, novels, paintings, songs--but rarely are we privy to what happens in the creative process. In Spark, journalist Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman. Burstein pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being. "These artists may not change lead into gold," Burstein writes, "but they lift materials from their familiar contexts, combining, reshaping, transforming them into works of art that change the way we see the world."--From publisher description.

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“This is a book about joy, drive and art, work that we’re all capable of if we’ll only commit.” —Seth Godin, author ofLinchpin

Public Radio International’s Julie Burstein, creator of the award-winning programStudio 360, along with its host Kurt Andersen, offers a rare, fascinating glimpse into some of the 21st century's greatest creative minds—from Yo-Yo Ma and Robert Plant to Mira Nair and Chuck Close, to David Milch and Joyce Carol Oates, to Rosanne Cash and beyond. Fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind, Rosamund Zander’s The Art of Possibility, and Lynda Barry’sWhat It Is will be enthralled and electrified by this unique look at the creative process of the world’s most talented and prolific artists.



Blackwell Publishing
How Did Richard Ford's Cat Influence His Work As A Novelist? How is Chuck Close's Portraiture Driven By His Inability To Remember Faces? What Pivotal Moment Helped Rosanne Cash Understand The Healing Power Of The Stage?

Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits---movies, novels, paintings, songs---but rarely are we privy to what happens in the creative process. In Spark, Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman. Burstein pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being.

"These artists may not change lead into gold," Burstein writes, "but they lift materials from their familiar contexts, combining, reshaping, transforming them into works of art that change the way we see the world." Spark is an invaluable resource for the aspiring writer and artist, but the need for creativity extends well beyond the world of paintbrushes and typewriters. Creativity is integral to business, parenting, education, science, and, perhaps most poignantly, our personal relationships. Rarely do books on creativity illuminate and inspire; this marvelous volume will help you find a spark of your own.

Public Radio International is an independent nonprofit organization that produces and distributes radio and online content consumed by 13 million people each week on more than 880 public radio stations nationwide and on SIRIUS XM satellite radio, online at pri.org, and on demand through its iPhone app and podcasts.

PRI recognized the need for a public radio program that explored the role of creativity in daily life, and in 2000 partnered with WNYC to launch Studio 360. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, the show is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Studio 360 is broadcast on 160 stations across the country and is heard by 600,000 listeners each week.

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The creator of Public Radio International's "Studio 360" examines some of the greatest minds featured on the show--including novelists Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende; director Ang Lee; and musicians Rosanne Cash, Yo-Yo Ma, and Robert Plant--looking at their sources of inspiration.
The creator of Public Radio International's Studio 360 examines the some of the greatest minds who have ever been featured on the show--including novelists Joyce Carol Oates and Isabel Allende; director Ang Lee; and musicians Rosanne Cash, Yo-Yo Ma and Robert Plant--looking at their sources of inspiration and strategies for success. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061732317
0061732311
Branch Call Number: 153.35 B949s 2011
Characteristics: xvii, 249 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Andersen, Kurt 1954-

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