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Art & fear : observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking / David Bayles, Ted Orland.

Bayles, David, (author.). Orland, Ted, (author.).

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Summary:

Overview: "This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially - statistically speaking - there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." --from the Introduction
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Baker County Library 701.15 .B358a 2001 (Text) 37814003058238 NON-FICTION Book None 01/11/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780961454739
  • ISBN: 0961454733
  • Physical Description: 122 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Image Continuum Press edition.
  • Publisher: Santa Cruz, California : Image Continuum, 2001.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Nature Of The Problem: -- Few assumptions -- Art & Fear: -- Vision & execution -- Imagination -- Materials -- Uncertainty -- Fears About Yourself: -- Pretending -- Talent -- Perfection -- Annihilation -- Magic -- Expectations -- Fears About Others: -- Understanding -- Acceptance -- Approval -- Finding Your Work: -- Canon -- Outside World: -- Ordinary problems -- Common ground -- Art issues -- Competition -- Navigating the system -- Academic World: -- Faculty issues -- Student issues -- Books about art -- Conceptual Worlds: -- Ideas and technique -- Craft -- New work -- Creativity -- Habits -- Art & science -- Self-reference -- Metaphor -- Human Voice: -- Questions -- Constants -- Vox humana.
Summary, etc.:
Overview: "This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially - statistically speaking - there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." --from the Introduction
Subject: Artists > Psychology
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Artist's block
Fear of failure

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