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Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

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Details: Paperback. 352 pages. 2015.

About

Assembled from the wisdom of 36 legendary art teachers—all of them artists or critics at the top of their field—Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life is an ideal curriculum for the aspiring artist.

Each of the book’s “tutors” has provided a unique lesson that aims to provoke, inspire and stimulate the aspiring artist. These lessons cover some combination of the following: technical advice (e.g. don’t make a sculpture bigger than your studio door), assignments (some of which will take five minutes to complete, others five years), tips for avoiding creative ruts (including suggestions for mind‐expanding materials to read, watch, or listen to),  and personal anecdotes (e.g. stories from the instructor’s own humble beginnings). Taken together, these lessons offer the reader a set of tools for thinking, seeing, and living as an artist.

Size: 11.75 x 8.375 inches