Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Spark: how creativity works / Julie Burstein ; [foreword by] Kurt Andersen.

Burstein, Julie. (Author). Andersen, Kurt, 1954- (Added Author).
Image of item

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062103635 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0062103636 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 40 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2011.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
How did Richard Ford's cat influence his work as a novelist? HOW is Chuck Close's portraiture driven by his inability to remember faces? What pivotal moment helped Rosanne Cash understand the healing power of the stage? Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits-movies, novels, paintings, songs-but rarely are we privy to what happens in the creative process. In Spark, Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman. Burstein pulls back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspiration and the processes that bring their work into being. "These artists may not change lead into gold," Burstein writes, "but they lift materials from their familiar contexts, combining, reshaping, transforming them into works of art that change the way we see the world." Spark is an invaluable resource for the aspiring writer and artist, but the need for creativity extends well beyond the world of paintbrushes and typewriters. Creativity is integral to business, parenting, education, science, and, perhaps most poignantly, our personal relationships. Rarely do books on creativity illuminate and inspire; this marvelous volume will help you find a spark of your own.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Creative ability.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Gifted persons > Interviews.

Additional Resources