A Memoir Of Creativity

A Memoir Of Creativity

by Piri Halasz

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ISBN-13: 9781440123238
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/25/2009
Pages: 524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

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Terry Fenton

"A fresh and revealing account of the American art, art history, and journalism of the past half-century through the eyes of a participant....."--(Terry Fenton, Artist, Author, Kenneth Noland, Sir Anthony Caro)

Leigh Winser

"A fascinating, very personal account of the author's wide-ranging experience in journalism, art criticism, politics and, not least of all, self-examination. Early on, A Memoir of Creativity takes us deep inside New York's publishing world, which Halasz recreates for us with authority and detail. Her discussion of the chain of command, the levels of creative activity, and the interplay of personal and professional motives at Time may very well become a classic essay on how a great magazine was produced. Equally impressive is the author's quest to define and clarify abstract expressionism amidst the many important movements in modern art. A Memoir especially comes to life when Halasz recounts her dealings with the leading artists and art critics of her time. At once informative, witty, outrageously honest and distinguished by just the right amount of irony, this book should be of interest to many readers."--(Leigh Winser, Professor of English, Seton Hall University)

Katherine B. Crum

"A native New Yorker, Halasz was one of the first women elevated from researcher to writer at Time, in the years just before the feminist movement of the 1970s. ...this fascinating chronicle of an intellectual coming of age in America tells how.... she eventually finds her way to her current work as a passionate - and fierce - art critic, refreshingly free of the dour academic mentality that paralyzes so much current writing about art. Her newsletter From the Mayor's Doorstep is read throughout the art world, in the U.S., Canada and Europe."--(Katherine B. Crum, President, Art Museum Partnership)

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A Memoir Of Creativity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
irmakIK More than 1 year ago
I opened A Memoir of Creativity by Piri Halasz, lost myself in it, closed it only for one night's sleep before opening it again and finishing what turned out to be a rivetting read! Art history, social history, and a poignant personal memoir: for me the last quarter completed the wide circle. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a page turner. I loved it and couldn't put it down for at least 3/4 of the book. I was least interested was the political aspects. I liked the way she approached the discussion of the creative mind at work and her personal experience learning art history.