Friday, January 8, 2010
Business of Art Book Reviews: Dreaming and Making the Dream Reality
Artists Communities Alliance of Artist Communities
Julia Kirt: buy this book and dream, highlights places for space & time to create art. All info online, but hard copy fun to highlight & drool on
Liz Roth: This book is better than the most scrumptious art supply catalog. You just drool thinking of all the places you can go and get work done.
Soon not printing hard copy, see updated info on http://www.artistcommunities.org/
The Citizen Artist: 20 years of art in the public arena
Linda Frye Burnham and Seven Durland editors
Julia Kirt: Compendium of community-based art projects, theory and practice of artists’ social impact, contributing to and changing society
Get a taste at http://www.communityarts.net/
The Four-Hour Workweek
Sarah Atlee: The 4HWW made me realize that my most valuable asset is my time. It inspired me to quit my last day job and commit to art full time.
The volume of books about art businesses is pretty overwhelming with many titles and concentrations. I have read close more than a dozen business books targeting artists and sometimes get confused which is which, not to mention which ones to recommend for whom.
This is the last installment of a series of feature brief reviews and recommendations of business of art books by several knowledgeable artists. I hope the reviews will help artists know which books are most useful for which topics and career stages.
Feel free to add your own reviews and/or book ideas. Thanks to the Guest Authors of these reviews!