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Author Smith, Bob and Roberta, 1964- author.

Title You are an artist / Bob and Roberta Smith.

Publication Info. London : Thames and Hudson, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  709.05 Sm52y 2020    ---  DUE 05-12-23
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 167 pages : illustrations (color) ; 24 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Britons lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Artists lcdgt
Bibliography Includes discography (page 165).
Contents Time, beginnings and inspiration -- Looking -- Stealing -- Thinking -- Where am I? -- What is this? -- Who am I? -- Landscape -- Still life -- Expression.
Summary 'You Are an Artist' is for everyone who wants to be an artist, but has been too afraid to take the plunge. It combines a thought-provoking meditation on art practice with a series of practical exercises and creative provocations that encourage everyone to fulfil their potential as an artist. The book is itself a kind of art school, helping the reader to work out what kind of artist they are, and what they can achieve. Drawing on the author's experience as an art school teacher, it playfully adapts the methods of art education, mixing these with the sideways approach to creativity popularized by the author's activist campaigns. Smith provides an array of ideas, tips and practical examples, illustrated with documentary photographs of his own specially made work. His riotous paintings and installations are set alongside discussions of time, place, looking, thinking, stealing and becoming, with enlightening forays into the history of art and creativity. A collection of hilarious, at times startling and often moving narratives bring to life a series of lessons about the nature of art and inspiration. Each lesson comes with a series of prompts to harness the reader's own artistic capabilities. Whether we like it or not, says Bob and Roberta Smith, we have been enrolled in the world, and the world is an art school. You are an artist, because every human being who has ever lived was once an artist.
Subject Smith, Bob and Roberta, 1964-
Art -- Vocational guidance.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Artists -- Psychology.
Art -- Study and teaching -- Philosophy.
Creative ability -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Art, Modern -- 21st century.
Smith, Bob and Roberta, 1964- (OCoLC)fst01577510
Creative ability. (OCoLC)fst00882417
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00882393
Artists -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst00817612
Art -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst00815388
Art -- Study and teaching -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00815347
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Problems and exercises. (OCoLC)fst01423783
ISBN 9780500239933 paperback
0500239932 paperback

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