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Spark : How Creativity Works - Julie Burstein


How Creativity Works

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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, 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.

“Spark is a beautiful book, enjoyable and filled with life...You will find yourself contemplating the origin of the little lights, the sparks, which show themselves only when someone special looks within.”

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.

ISBN: 9780062064158
ISBN-10: 0062064150
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th February 2011