Daybook : The Journal of an Artist

Description

Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Within its beautifully written pages, you will come to know a woman whose range of sensitivity-moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual-is remarkably broad. She recalls her childhood on the eastern shore of Maryland, her career change from psychology to art, and her path to making sculptures so finely painted that they would "set colour free in three dimensions." She reflects on the generous advice of other artists, watches her own daughter's journey into motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to express her vision. Resonant and true, encouraging and revelatory, Anne Truitt guides herself-and us-through a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of colour and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art. A rare window on the workings of a creative mind, Daybookshowcases an extraordinary artist whose insights generously and succinctly illuminate the artistic process.

Details

Author(s)
Anne Truitt, Audrey Niffenegger
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
140 x 213 x 18mm | 229g
Publication date
10 Oct 2013
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Imprint
SCRIBNER
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New
ISBN10
1476740984
ISBN13
9781476740980
Bestsellers rank
65,380

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