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Spark

How Creativity Works
Burstein, Julie (Book - 2012)
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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."--Publisher description.
Authors: Burstein, Julie
Title: Spark
how creativity works
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012
Edition: 1st Harper pbk
Characteristics: xvii, 249 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Julie Burstein ; foreword by Kurt Andersen
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers"--T.p. verso
Contents: Engaging adversity: Chuck Close ; Donald Hall ; Jill Sobule
Modern alchemy: Ben Burtt ; Elizabeth Streb ; Richard Serra
The cultivated and the wild: Stanley Kunitz ; Mel Chin ; Julie Bargmann
Going home: William Christenberry ; Alexander Payne ; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Imagination's wellspring: Mira Nair ; David Plowden ; Richard Ford ; Bill Viola
Mothers and fathers: Patti LuPone ; Miriam Katin ; David Milch ; Kevin Bacon ; Rosanne Cash ; Joshua Redman
Creative partners: Alison Krauss and Robert Plant ; Ang Lee and James Schamus ; Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi
Reweaving a shattered world: Terence Blanchard ; Lynn Nottage ; Joel Meyerowitz
Getting to work: Yo-Yo Ma ; Isabel Allende ; Joyce Carol Oates ; Richard Serra ; John Irving ; Tony Kushner ; Chuck Close
Summary: 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."--Publisher description.
Additional Contributors: Andersen, Kurt 1954-
ISBN: 0061732397
9780061732393
Branch Call Number: 153.35 B9729s 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249)
Subject Headings: Gifted persons Interviews Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) Creative ability
Topical Term: Gifted persons
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Creative ability
LCCN: 2010028826
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"Journalist Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative thinkers" and "ulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being."


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