Jerry Saltz Signs Book Deal for ‘How to Be an Artist’One of the most difficult parts about leaving art school and starting your own art business is that you no longer have a built-in support system. We believe that as artists we must never stop learning, sharing and growing. Here are 9 books that have played an insightful and crucial part of our development as artists and shaped our career as business owners. We reach for these dog-eared pages when times get tough, we need a creative boost, or simply want someone to relate to. This book offers working artists a collection of personal stories from people who have been there. Reading through their experiences you get a sense of the practical and nitty-gritty side of making a living as an artist.
Steal Like An Artist
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You may not be able to tell just from looking at the object itself! But they are not quite so simple…. It is the artistic initiative seen in the illustration, choice of materials, creation process, layout and design that makes it an art object. A book that only contains text is simply a book; even if authored by an artist, it would be a book that belongs in a book store or the shelves of a library. The book could be made through fine press printing or hand-crafted, the pages illustrated with computer-generated images or cheap photocopies; books became sculptures, tiny and gargantuan; books were sliced up and reconfigured, made from all kinds of materials with unconventional objects incorporated, in unique or limited editions, or produced in multiple copies. With all sorts of ideas behind them, artists continue to challenge the idea, content and structure of the traditional book.
Pressmark Do you consider yourself specifically a 'book artist' or just an 'artist'? I would consider myself someone who wants to share ideas with other people. This means I would call myself an artist, but my main means of communication for the last ten years has been through handmade books and multiples - Damp Flat Books. Do you have any formal education or training in the book arts? If not, what was your route into making artists' books? After this I taught myself how to use computers interactive multimedia and graphics packages and to book bind.
Figure Drawing Books for Artists
The book is set to hit shelves March 3, , but to hold you over until then, Vulture sat down with Jerry to ask him about the book, his inspirations, and his responsibility to his readers. What about this specific moment made you decide to jump back into publishing? I also think that the creative process to, say, writing and making art, they can speak to each other. Doctors have reached out to me saying they, too, are familiar with this state, and these peculiarities of the process. I have no degrees.
The range of publications stocked at the shop is a testament to our broad and all-inclusive understanding of the medium. The simplicity of a book that is small in scale, costs relatively little to produce, and is easily replicable allows the work to flow outside of mainstream channels and reach an audience without institutional or commercial consent. Understanding a book as an artwork invites a reflection on the properties of the book form itself. Whether the contents are visually or linguistically based often a mix of both , physically moving through an artwork implicates notions of sequence, repetition, juxtaposition, and duration. The shelves of Printed Matter store are filled with these diverse publications, and the stock is rotating constantly.
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