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This special issue of Esopus is devoted to the creative process, for which a wide range of contributors was invited to offer up the "evidence" of their working methods. Contents include writer Frank Rich's notes for a recent New York Times op-ed column; production designer Ther0se Deprez's scrapbook from the making of Spike Lee's 1999 film Summer of Sam and 22 drafts of a poem by Suji Kwock Kim. Artist Sylvia Plimack Mangold provides a glimpse of the painstaking process of creating an etching and aquatint; and ...
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This special issue of Esopus is devoted to the creative process, for which a wide range of contributors was invited to offer up the "evidence" of their working methods. Contents include writer Frank Rich's notes for a recent New York Times op-ed column; production designer Ther0se Deprez's scrapbook from the making of Spike Lee's 1999 film Summer of Sam and 22 drafts of a poem by Suji Kwock Kim. Artist Sylvia Plimack Mangold provides a glimpse of the painstaking process of creating an etching and aquatint; and underground comedian Demetri Martin hands over pages from one of his joke journals. Artist Xylor Jane created a "Calendar Clock" removable poster, and reveals its formula in the issue. Esteemed mathematician John Conway supplies readers with his unique template—and also the materials—for assembling one of his favorite polyhedra. Colter Jacobsen chose eight photographs from over 80 submitted by Esopus subscribers, and then used them as inspiration for a series of "memory drawing" (one copied directly from its source, the others drawn from memory afterward). Also included: late author Christopher Isherwood's fascinating (and never-before-published) work journals for his celebrated 1964 novel, A Single Man, and, in closing, a portfolio of riveting drawings by Samuel Varkovitzky (1898-1987), a Jewish banker who survived the Nazi occupation of Ukraine by posing as a traveling artist. For the No. 6 CD, Help Wanted, Esopus asked 10 musicians to scour job listings and write a song inspired by one of them. Contributors include Devendra Banhart, Grizzly Bear and Marissa Nadler.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780976164135
  • Publisher: Esopus Foundation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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