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by Kurt Andersen,Julie Burstein

  • ISBN: 0061732397
  • Author: Kurt Andersen,Julie Burstein
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 10, 2012)
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  • Category: Fitness
  • Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
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Spark: How Creativity Works Hardcover – February 15, 2011.

Spark: How Creativity Works Hardcover – February 15, 2011. by. Julie Burstein (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. And, no offense, but can Kevin Bacon really help us understand how creativity works?

Spark: How Creativity Works.

Spark: How Creativity Works. Public Radio International’s Julie Burstein, creator of the award-winning program Studio 360, along with its host Kurt Andersen, offers a rare, fascinating glimpse into some ofthe 21st century's greatest creative minds-from Yo-Yo Ma and Robert This is a book about joy, drive and art, work that we’re all capable of if we’ll only commit.

Julie Burstein, Kurt Andersen. Harper Collins, 15 февр. This is a book about joy, drive and art, work that we’re all capable of if we’ll only commit. Julie Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer and TED speaker. Seth Godin, author of Linchpin. Julie designed Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International, and led the creative team at WNYC for many years. She's the host of Pursuit of Spark, conversations about creative approaches to the possibilities, challenges, and pleasures of everyday life. Библиографические данные. Spark: How Creativity Works.

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Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits movies, novels, paintings, songs but rarely are we privy to what happens during the creative process

Creativity is an elusive subject. We enjoy its fruits movies, novels, paintings, songs but rarely are we privy to what happens during the creative process. In Spark, Julie Burstein traces the roots of some of the twenty-first century's most influential and creative artists and thinkers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, David Milch, Isabel Allende, and Joshua Redman.

Julie's book Spark: How Creativity Works, is the first Studio 360 book, published by Harper. In 2000, Julie created Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen for Public Radio International, public radio’s premiere program about creativity, entertainment and the arts. From Vanity Fair: "The act of creating art is eternally shrouded in mystery. She led the Studio 360 creative team at WNYC for many years.

His latest exploit, Spark: How Creativity Works, co-written with Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein, explores the nature of creativity through 10. .

His latest exploit, Spark: How Creativity Works, co-written with Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein, explores the nature of creativity through 10 years of Studio 360 insight into the drive, spirit and thinking of some of the most acclaimed artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers in contemporary culture. Rather than the procedural how-to approach the title somewhat misleadingly implies, the book paints a connect-the-dots portrait of the creative mindset through 38 diverse and fascinating Studio 360 guests, including Chuck Close, Isabella Allende, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Plant and Kevin Bacon.

“This is a book about joy, drive and art, work that we’re all capable of if we’ll only commit.” —Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

Public Radio International’s Julie Burstein, creator of the award-winning program Studio 360, along with its host Kurt Andersen, offers a rare, fascinating glimpse into some of the 21st century's greatest creative minds—from Yo-Yo Ma and Robert Plant to Mira Nair and Chuck Close, to David Milch and Joyce Carol Oates, to Rosanne Cash and beyond. Fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind, Rosamund Zander’s The Art of Possibility, and Lynda Barry’s What It Is will be enthralled and electrified by this unique look at the creative process of the world’s most talented and prolific artists.

Comments (7)

Amerikan_Volga
The title is a spin; it sucked me into buying the book, as did the promotions from Public Radio International/National Public Radio.

Who doesn't want to hear the strike of creativity against substance, see the place where many ideas finally ignite a single creative work. That's what "Spark: How Creativity Works" would have been about...if it weren't about the author instead.

Have you ever seen a photograph with the photographer's index finger accidentally in the shot? That's how Spark is. You lose the enchantment of what might have been a lovely shot because all you can see is the author popping in, page after page. There's little space for anything else.

Julie Burstein rightly qualified herself as an expert at the outset, a necessary step. She and her intimate perspective belonged in the intro to the 9/11 piece as she was THERE, a witness. However, Ms. Burstein then continues to insert herself into every intro and into some of the stories as well. She has pride in her work, yeah, but keep it out of my way, as the reader.

The cross section of interviewees was fantastic. Few of the anecdotes inspire. As another reviewer here mentioned, I'd be willing to wager the interviews were more inspirational on the radio than in print.

Visit your local public library. Wait for the paperback, or wait for it to appear at the second-hand bookstore. You might even find it there soon, if you live near me.
Aria
I don't mean to be unkind here because I appreciate the concept and organization of this book. I wanted to like it much more than I did.

Still, after shelling out good money for the hardcover, I'm ultimately disappointed by what's here. To me, it feels insubstantial, and I wish I had looked through it carefully in a bookstore before purchasing.

Each of the features here (exploring the creative process of several different writers, artists, musicians, etc.) feels quite brief. Some of the profiles are as short as 2-3 pages and come full of journalistic exposition/background.

This is fine in theory, but when I buy a book that promises "How Creativity Works" in its subtitle, I'm hoping for deeper, richer quotations from the profiled artists and less background filler. Do I really need to read, for example, that "[Kevin] Bacon, who starred in films like Footloose, JFK, and Apollo 13, is also renowned as the central character in the trivia game 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon...'"

(And, no offense, but can Kevin Bacon really help us understand how creativity works? Don't get me wrong--I really like the guy's work, but this just isn't what I hoped for.)

Even the longer pieces still feel thin and full of sound bites, rather than concerted reflection on creativity. You may enjoy it if you're looking for brief, breezy slices of NPR-style interview. But if, like me, you were hoping for some sustained dialogue and thinking from these artists, you may want to save your money.
sergant
Spark is a wonderful book that looks at the diverse inspirations for creativity through conversations with famous and not so famous creative people - all of those interviewed are tops in their field. The book is arranged around common themes such as adversity, home, parents, partnerships, and trauma...and is written at a lively pace that is a real page turner. I could hardly put the book down.

The focus on the creative process provides a twist on the traditional interview style that gave me fresh insights into where creative ideas came from for these people. What I enjoyed most was the way that the author reflects on her own creative process and thus invites us to reflect on our own. The power of these interviews is that they are extremely accessible. They bring us into vulnerable times when the creative spark seems to be out of reach. I often found myself reflecting on my own creative process. The stories encouraged me to be more creative myself.

Even though the people featured are from the arts, movies, television, and music, Spark is inspirational for any person regardless of your field. Whether you bring creativity to your business, your job, a hobby, or your art, Spark sheds light on this complex human process.

Because the book is so tight, I sometimes found myself wanting more. I look forward to future volumes exploring more creative people!
Mr.Death
A book that really brings you face to face with the many faces of creativity, and the many vivid ways powerful ideas begin. Burstein remains a congenial guide as she goes deep into a most elemental human impulse — making things, and making things new. Some of her profiles just sparkle, and inspire; others (Elizabeth Streb) remind you of the fearless commitment that drives pathmaking art. You can read this book casually, if that's what you are ready for. Or you can read it as a text that says "Stop. Watch. Listen. Read — I dare you." Burstein also has a TED talk on the topic.
Dilmal
Not going to tell you how to be more creative... if that's what you're looking for, look elsewhere.

But it has great essays about how artists(of several different disciplines) grab those sparks of creation and run with them. Very interesting.
Siramath
Most books on the process of creativity leave me cold. They're either superficial and jargon filled, too personal or too intellectual. The author strikes a fine balance that allows us glimpses and nuggets of creative processes. These are both inspirational and useful. If you feel you are in a rut and are trying to think out of the box this book may be the catalyst you need.
Joni_Dep
"Spark" was fun to read, and it "sparked" my imagination about the sources of creativity that most of us leave on the cutting room floor.

Each chapter tells the story of a different artist, and it feels like Julie Burstein spent time with each one of those people. I never had the feeling I was reading from transcripts, but instead that I got to visit with the artists myself, and that she asked them the questions I would have asked.
Thank you for this book

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