How to Be an Artist

by Saltz, Jerry
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780593086469
Used - Hardcover - 9780593086469


Irreverent and inspiring advice for awakening your creative potential, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic.

Jerry Saltz is one of the most influential-and popular-culture writers working today. As the witty and passionate chief art critic for New York magazine, he is approached constantly by artists, both amateur and professional, asking him for advice: How do I get started? How do I get better? Is what I'm doing even art at all? They want to know, in short, how to be an artist.

Now, expanding on his viral cover story for New York magazine-and drawing on his decades of immersion in the art world-Jerry Saltz has the answers. How to Be An Artist is an indispensable book of practical inspiration for creative people of all kinds. Brimming with dozens of brand new rules, prompts, exercises, and tips (Tell Your Own Story and You Will Be Interesting; Imagination Is More Important than Knowledge; Make Art for Now, Not for the Future; and Finish the Damn Thing ) designed to break through creative blocks, ignite motivation, conquer bad habits, and help artists of all kinds-painters, photographers, writers, performers-realize their dreams.

This beautiful and useful small-format hardcover-teeming with full-color art, sidebars, and contributions from art-world legends and everyday creatives-How to Be an Artist is a book for anyone who's ever yearned to make the arts a part of their life.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Saltz, Jerry
  • ISBN: 9780593086469
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 7.60 x 0.60
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • Publication Year: 2020

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