33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

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ISBN10: 0393240975 ISBN13: 9780393240979 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Nov 3 2014 Pages: 430 Weight: 1.72lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves—how they move through the world, create successful works, and command credibility.With Sarah Thornton as our expert guide, readers gain unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. With a clever structure of richly linked, cinematic scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts investigates artists’ psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Thornton rummages through artists’ bank accounts and bedrooms, exploring their studios as ideas germinate and major works take shape. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on the different answers—and nonanswers—she receives to the question “What is an artist?

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