101 Things to Learn in Art School [NOOK Book]


Lessons, demonstrations, definitions, and tips on what to expect in art school, what it means to make art, and how to think like an artist.
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101 Things to Learn in Art School

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Lessons, demonstrations, definitions, and tips on what to expect in art school, what it means to make art, and how to think like an artist.
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101 Things to Learn in Art School could have been subtitled, "How to Open Your Mind to Art School." Kit White's imaginative new book isn't a pedestrian tutorial on art movements and checklists of materials; its one hundred and one meditations, demonstrations, and maxims serve as prompts for making your art more than an imitation. That White is both a versatile artist and a successful teacher seems completely logical; this springboard toolkit is transparently a labor of love.

From the Publisher

"This small book, just 6 inches square, excels in presenting ideas that both artists and designers, at all stages of their careers, cannot be reminded of too often." --
Interior Design

The MIT Press

"Kit White's 101 Things to Learn in Art School is a delight… Anyone who has ever visited an art museum, made art, or read about it could learn something from this little book." -- Beth Williamson, Cassone

The MIT Press

"There cannot be a better, smarter manual for anyone crazy enough to want to become a visual artist, or for the encouraging and/or bewildered loved ones of such a person."
-- Kurt Anderson, Studio 360 Blog

The MIT Press

"Everyone craves useful wisdom, right? Especially when they're young, and even more especially if they want to become one of those modern alchemists known as visual artists. Well, here it is: page for impeccably crafted page, the best, most thoughtful and lucid primer available for any young (or old) would-be maker of art." -- Kurt Andersen, novelist (
Heyday, Turn of the Century) and public radio host ( Studio

The MIT Press

"Kit White gives us a 'manual' in every sense of the word, a lifetime of art-making condensed into 101 cogent maxims that fit in the hand of the aspiring artist." -- Wendy
, author of The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of

The MIT Press

"There is a great myth that somehow rules constrain creativity. With grace and wit,
Kit White's new book dismantles this received idea, and many others along the way. If the cardinal rule of writing is 'show, don't tell,' Kit White has done exactly that -- he shows us what art-making is by example as much as through the rich content of this incisive book." --
Polly Apfelbaum, artist

The MIT Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262300131
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 702,097
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Kit White is an artist and Professor of Painting at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Guggenheim Museum.
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