The Artist's Torah

The Artist's Torah

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by David Ebenbach
     
 

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The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background—or none—and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the

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The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background—or none—and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process—how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done—and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620322055
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,064,389
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Ebenbach is the author of two collections of short fiction: Between Camelots (2005) and Into the Wilderness (2012). He has won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize; fellowships to the MacDowell Artist Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center; and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Ebenbach teaches creative writing at Georgetown University.

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The Artist's Torah 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books I think writers should just pony up the dough and add it to their collections.  It's like The Artist's Way only way more modern, way more scholarly. and  spiritual in a way that I found pretty joyful.  Never preachy, Ebenbach loves artists, and it kind of makes you love yourself and your work.  I really recommend it. Plus, weirdly, enough, the cover is really soft and cool, so if you have to choose between electronic and paperback, I'd go for the paperback version.