Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
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Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking


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Title:Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:122 pages

    Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking Reviews

  • Deb Stone
    May 16, 2013

    I've read this book cover to cover four or five times. I have picked it up and opened a random page to read on dozens of occasions. I reread the margin notes that I've written at various times.What I ...

  • Timothy
    Jan 29, 2009

    It starts out strong, very strong, and then falls apart in a semantic entanglement of mixed metaphors and pseudo philosophy that spends a lot of words saying very little. It's a bit frustrating to rea...

  • Tiffany Gholar
    Oct 27, 2012

    If you are in need of some motivation and don't have time to read The Artist's Way series (which, by the way, I also recommend), it's perfect for you.  It addresses issues like perfectionism, creat...

  • Carol
    Apr 06, 2011

    This book is about the challenges in making, or not making, art. Making art is difficult. Many times artists will stop making art and then feel guilty about not returning. Why? The is what the author ...

  • Leslie
    Jan 19, 2009

    This is a great book for ALL people, artist or not, professional or amateur. What I mean by that is, whether you want to start cooking, gardening, dancing, painting -- WHATEVER! -- it helps give you m...

  • Chrissy
    Sep 11, 2010

    A quick, no-nonsense, part-philosophical-part-practical examination of what it means to make art, no matter the medium, and to continue to do so in spite of its inherent challenges. The authors' basic...

  • Mellinga
    Jun 29, 2013

    I'm an artist. This book is absolutely terrible.In the first chapter, the authors claim that that art came before consciousness and that prehistoric cave painters were not conscious beings. When they ...

  • Tamra
    Oct 04, 2012

    Popular and familiar with my friends; it was my first read. Favorite passages:"Art is like beginning a sentence before you know its ending...tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding...

  • KW
    Dec 05, 2008

    Depending upon where you may be in your particular process as an artist, "Art and Fear" can be a light in the dark for anyone desiring to take their work more seriously. Oftentimes, those who write, p...

  • Mariya
    May 31, 2012

    This book was recommended to me and to all of my fellow art students by a professor, whose every word is normally golden. I must say this was the exception. When this small pamphlet of a book was publ...