Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Read a book

Alyson B. Stanfield's "Do This!', an art marketing newsletter suggests celebrating with a book

"You belong to a proud creative tradition. Your artistic heritage is
something you should embrace and be inspired by. And, yet, I find many artists who are oblivious to what has come before them. If you're serious about your career, you'll be curious enough to explore the art and art of times past and the larger artworld.

To celebrate Arts & Humanities Month, I challenge you to read an artist's biography (or similar genre)."

Alsyon recommends a number of books and "How to Draw a Bunny," a documentary about the life of Ray Johnson." I concur that "How to draw a bunny" is well worth the time. Johnson was quite a character.

Although not about the visual arts, I'd recommend Dylan's Chronicles and Goya by Robert Hughes.

Gallery Hopper posts a reading list on photography which is also worth a look.

What do you recommend?


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