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Art from Start to Finish: Jazz, Painting, Writing, and Other Improvisations (Hardback)
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Art from Start to Finish: Jazz, Painting, Writing, and Other Improvisations (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 07/08/2006
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When is an artistic work finished? When the copyeditor makes the final correction to a manuscript, when the composer writes the last note of a symphony, or when the painter puts the last brushstroke on the canvas? Perhaps it's even later, when someone reads the work, when an ensemble performs, or when the painting is hung on a gallery wall for viewing? "Art from Start to Finish" gathers a unique group of contributors from the worlds of sociology, musicology, literature, and communications - many of them practicing artists in their own right - to discuss how artists from jazz musicians to painters work: how they coordinate their efforts, how they think, how they start, and, of course, how they finish their productions. Specialists in the arts have much to say about the works themselves, which are often neglected by scholars in other fields. "Art from Start to Finish" takes a different track by exploring the creative process and its social component. Any reader who makes art or has an interest in it will value this book.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226040844
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 21 mm


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This refreshing, invigorating volume contains high quality, relaxed writing by an array of scholars and artists who have thought deeply about questions of framing and finishing in the arts.Art from Start to Finish works as a set of riffs on the theme: each author gets to shine in their own solos while rich cross references underwrite its integrity.It is a wonderful book to think and play with. --Geoffrey Bowker, Santa Clara University
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By making start and finish analytically problematic, everything in between becomes more interesting. This volume flashes with new clarities and, inspired by the wit of its editors, makes art and society come together in novel ways. --Harvey Molotch, New York University
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"This refreshing, invigorating volume contains high quality, relaxed writing by an array of scholars and artists who have thought deeply about questions of framing and finishing in the arts. Art from Start to Finish works as a set of riffs on the theme: each author gets to shine in their own solos while rich cross references underwrite its integrity. It is a wonderful book to think and play with."--Geoffrey Bowker, Santa Clara University


"By making 'start' and 'finish' analytically problematic, everything in between becomes more interesting. This volume flashes with new clarities and, inspired by the wit of its editors, makes art and society come together in novel ways."--Harvey Molotch, New York University

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