↠´ In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art Ó Download by ↠´ Linda Weintraub The perfect book for uber hipster poser art school wannabes But seriously, if you think the Guggenheim any of them have contemporary edgy art, you should check this book out.
From The First Page To The Last, From Thomas Kinkaid Really To Matthew Barney, This Book Serves As A Launching Pad Conclusions Are Perpetually Delayed Resolutions Are Continually Postponed The Text Is Written For Takeoff, Not Arrival It Is A First Step For Readers Explorations Of Current Modes Of Art Making And For Their Own Future Artistic Achievements The Much Anticipated Follow Up To Art On The Edge And Over, Linda Weintraub S Highly Accessible Introduction To Contemporary Art Since The S, In The Making Creative Options For Contemporary Art Explores Essential But Sometimes Elusive Facets Of Art Making Today In Her Trademark Writing Style Straightforward And Jargon Free Weintraub Sets Out To Itemize The Conceptual And Practical Concerns That Go Into Making Contemporary Art In All Its Endless Permutations In Six Clearly Defined Thematic Sections Scoping An Audience, Sourcing Inspiration, Crafting An Artistic Self , Expressing An Artistic Attitude, Choosing A Mission, And Measuring Success Weintraub Moves Artist By Artist, InIndividual Chapters, Using Each To Explain A Different Aspect Of Art Making Isaac Julien Makes Work For A Highly Specific Audience Michal Rovner Communicates Through Metaphor And Symbol Charles Ray Disrupts The Viewer S Assumptions Pipilotti Rist Is Inspired By Female Emotions William Kentridge Is Moved By Apartheid And Redemption Vanessa Beecroft Epitomizes The Biography Of A Smart, Attractive, Caucasian Woman And Matthew Barney Achieves Success Through Resistance Through A Compelling Combination Of Renowned And Up And Coming Artists, Weintraub Creates A Complex Understanding Of How To Make And Look At Contemporary Art But In A Simple, Easily Digestible Format And LanguageIn Addition To Being A Fine read For Anyone Who Simply Wants To Understand How To Look At Contemporary Art, In The Making Is Also An Exceptional Pedagogical Tool, One That Addresses What Is Fast Becoming A Huge Gap In Art Education Teaching Artistic Techniques No Longer Provides Young Artists With A Sufficient Education A Full Range Of Conceptual Issues Needs To Be Considered In Any Well Rounded Studio Practice Yet These Very Same Conceptual Issues Are Often Those That Are Dealt With Textually In Art History And Criticism Classes Weintraub Persuasively Offers A Series Of Texts That Fit Squarely Into This Gap, Addressing Issues That Concern Anyone Who Is Learning How To Make Art Or How To Understand ItIn Addition, In The Making Includes A Series Of Interviews In Which Many Of The Artists Discuss The Practical Issues Of Their Life S Work Conducted By Weintraub S Students At Oberlin College, The Interviews Pose Questions About The Artists Schooling, Their Studio Space, And How They Support Themselves If Their Main Income Doesn T Come From Their Art The Kind Of Questions Every Art Student Has Always Wanted To Ask The Artists Whose Work They See On Gallery Walls ah, art school i actually read all of my art school text books, still have them, and still use them this is one of theuseful books i own.
I will never get rid of this book I have it from undergrad It reminds me, among many things, the purposes for creating.
Variety of artists, but getting a little out of date.
I LOVE this book on contemporary artists A wonderful intro to the current art world.
I love this book, unlike some of myridgedly minded classmates It includes articles on 41 contemporary artists and their processes There are six sections Scoping an Audience, Sourcing Inspiration, Crafting an Artistic Self, Expressing an Artistic Attitude, Choosing a Mission, and Measuring Success This book helped me toclearly see the purpose and possibilities of art and that an artist is not limited to self expression and superfluousness.