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 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
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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 Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music
Author: David A. Ensminger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
Author: M. B. Paul,Mariah Sirius
Entrepreneurship. Business. Startups. Culture. If you don’t have it figured out, join the club. Each of the entrepreneurs and business leaders who share their stories is seeking God first as they explore where their purpose, calling, and vocation converge—and how their work impacts their clients, customers, culture, and the communities in which they live. EntreWorshippers are artists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, change agents, risk takers, and cross-culture catalysts who work by faith. Learn how eight entrepreneurs are learning to align their calling with their faith, fearlessly following the narrow path. EntreWorshippers features interviews and insights from founders and business leaders John Beckett (Beckett Corporation), Megan Constantino (Parachute Partners), Dr. Shelette Stewart, Makoto Fujimura, Ned Bustard, Todd Greer (202 Exchange), John Rivers (4 Rivers Smokehouse), and Leslie Bianco (In the Company of Prayer).
Conversations with Artists, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Change Agents, and Risk Takers who Work by Faith and Impact Culture
Author: Brian Sooy
Publisher: Altered Ego Media
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.
Conversations with Artists of Pacific Island Heritage
Author: Sean Mallon,Pandora Fulimalo Pereira
Category: Art, Modern
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.
In Conversation with Artists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka : Shisha ArtSouthAsia Residencies 2002
Author: Jagjit Chuhan,Fareda Khan,Sheila Maddison
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 ).
Conversations with Movie Artists
Author: Mike Hoolboom
Publisher: Coach House Books
Category: Performing Arts
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.
Author: Auguste Rodin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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.
Conversations with Writers and Artists
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Interviews with 15 important women artists reveal insights on art and feminism in a book that "fills an important gap in contemporary art critical scholarship" (Howard Conant, New York University). This revised edition features 3 new artists.
Conversations With 15 Women Artists
Author: Cindy Nemser
Publisher: Westview Press
A fresh, articulate collection of interviews with twelve of the most influential Native American voices includes the words of writers Sherman Alexie and James Welch, poet Elizabeth Woody, activist Winona LaDuck, and actor Litefoot, among others.
Conversations with Native Artists and Activists
Author: E. K. Caldwell
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
Joseph Beuys's work continues to influence and inspire practitioners and thinkers all over the world, in areas from organizational learning, direct democracy and new money forms to new art pedagogies and ecological art practices. Here, in dialogue with Volker Harlan - a close colleague, whose own work also revolves around understandings of substance and sacrament that are central to Beuys - the deeper motivations and insights underlying 'social sculpture', Beuys's expanded conception of art, are illuminated. His profound reflections, complemented with insightful essays by Volker Harlan, give a sense of the interconnectedness between all life forms, and the foundations of a path towards an ecologically sustainable future.
Conversation with Joseph Beuys
Author: Joseph Beuys
Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
The author has condensed hundreds of hours of her conversations with Spain's leading contemporary artist, and neatly assembled them in thematic chapters.
With an Introduction to the Artist's Work
Author: Barbara Catoir,Antoni Tàpies
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Martin Gayford,David Hockney
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 literary and visual artists
Author: Lois Oppenheim
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.
Author: Joseph Michael Sommers
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography