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The Resource Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel, Susan Charlotte with Tom Ferguson and Bruce Felton

Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel, Susan Charlotte with Tom Ferguson and Bruce Felton

Label
Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel
Title
Creativity
Title remainder
conversations with 28 who excel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Charlotte with Tom Ferguson and Bruce Felton
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""When I see a great short-order cook with grace and great economy of gesture," Gloria Steinem says in these pages, "I think that's taking a human endeavor to its peak."" "Others interviewed here offer less encompassing parameters to define the boundaries of creativity." "CREATIVITY: Conversations with 28 Who Excel, however, does not resolve philosophical questions such as "What is creativity?" or "Who is an artist and how did they get that way?" Instead, acclaimed achievers from a remarkable spectrum of disciplines offer invaluable glimpses into private creative cauldrons. Their lessons and insights allow the reader to synthesize his or her own answers to the big questions." "Or better yet, simply to enjoy." "Here, for example, is screenwriter Frank Pierson explaining why he almost killed the classic line "What we have here is a failure to communicate" from his Cool Hand Luke script: "I looked at it and said, 'Oh shit, that's good.' But then my next thought was, 'This redneck can't say that.'"" "Or actor E.G. Marshall explaining how he disagreed with Woody Allen's direction in one Interiors scene: "But I did it his way because it was his idea." "Ironically, it turned out that Ingmar Bergman praised that scene and praised me for doing it that way. That's why I always say I shouldn't put myself into the part. I should put the part into myself."" "Other masters from fields traditionally labeled as creative - literature, visual arts, music - give the reader similar views inside their professional lives." "No businessmen or doctors are on the roster, but a renowned attorney reveals why preparing for the courtroom is like writing a play. A master chef illustrates how the astute gourmet's aesthetic judgment is clouded by childhood experiences at the dinner table. And a Hall of Fame baseball announcer suggests that a Southern tradition of storytelling helped him become a painter of vivid word pictures for millions of radio listeners." "CREATIVITY is a learning experience but it is not a textbook. It is an anthology of conversations we all would like to have if we were scheduling a thoughtful chat this afternoon with, say, Grant Tinker or Ntozake Shange or Dutch Leonard or Philip Glass or Morgan Freeman." "Bring a picnic basket and get comfortable. You'll want to linger and listen."--Jacket
  • ""When I see a great short-order cook with grace and great economy of gesture," Gloria Steinem says in these pages, "I think that's taking a human endeavor to its peak."" "Others interviewed here offer less encompassing parameters to define the boundaries of creativity." "CREATIVITY: Conversations with 28 Who Excel, however, does not resolve philosophical questions such as "What is creativity?" or "Who is an artist and how did they get that way?" Instead, acclaimed achievers from a remarkable spectrum of disciplines offer invaluable glimpses into private creative cauldrons. Their lessons and insights allow the reader to synthesize his or her own answers to the big questions." "Or better yet, simply to enjoy." "Here, for example, is screenwriter Frank Pierson explaining why he almost killed the classic line "What we have here is a failure to communicate" from his Cool Hand Luke script: "I looked at it and said, 'Oh shit, that's good.' But then my next thought was, 'This redneck can't say that.'"" "Or actor E. G. Marshall explaining how he disagreed with Woody Allen's direction in one Interiors scene: "But I did it his way because it was his idea." "Ironically, it turned out that Ingmar Bergman praised that scene and praised me for doing it that way. That's why I always say I shouldn't put myself into the part. I should put the part into myself."" "Other masters from fields traditionally labeled as creative - literature, visual arts, music - give the reader similar views inside their professional lives." "No businessmen or doctors are on the roster, but a renowned attorney reveals why preparing for the courtroom is like writing a play. A master chef illustrates how the astute gourmet's aesthetic judgment is clouded by childhood experiences at the dinner table. And a Hall of Fame baseball announcer suggests that a Southern tradition of storytelling helped him become a painter of vivid word pictures for millions of radio listeners." "CREATIVITY is a learning experience but it is not a textbook. It is an anthology of conversations we all would like to have if we were scheduling a thoughtful chat this afternoon with, say, Grant Tinker or Ntozake Shange or Dutch Leonard or Philip Glass or Morgan Freeman." "Bring a picnic basket and get comfortable. You'll want to linger and listen."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charlotte, Susan
Dewey number
  • 700/.92/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NX504
LC item number
.C47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ferguson, Tom
  • Felton, Bruce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Arts, American
  • Artists
Label
Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel, Susan Charlotte with Tom Ferguson and Bruce Felton
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JoAnne Akalaitis -- Tony Bennett -- David Brown -- Eric Fischl & April Gornik -- Morgan Freeman -- Martin Garbus -- Philip Glass -- Carlin Glynn & Pete Masterson -- Sheldon Harnick -- Ernie Harwell -- Al Hirschfeld -- Anne Jackson & Eli Wallach -- Judith Jamison -- Balthazar Korab -- Robert Krulwich -- Elmore Leonard -- Dr. Paul MacCready -- E.G. Marshall -- Frank Pierson -- Jimmy Schmidt -- Ntozake Shange -- Kenneth Snelson -- Gloria Steinem -- Grant Tinker -- Jimmy Webb
Control code
27935366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781879094116
Lccn
93017201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel, Susan Charlotte with Tom Ferguson and Bruce Felton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
JoAnne Akalaitis -- Tony Bennett -- David Brown -- Eric Fischl & April Gornik -- Morgan Freeman -- Martin Garbus -- Philip Glass -- Carlin Glynn & Pete Masterson -- Sheldon Harnick -- Ernie Harwell -- Al Hirschfeld -- Anne Jackson & Eli Wallach -- Judith Jamison -- Balthazar Korab -- Robert Krulwich -- Elmore Leonard -- Dr. Paul MacCready -- E.G. Marshall -- Frank Pierson -- Jimmy Schmidt -- Ntozake Shange -- Kenneth Snelson -- Gloria Steinem -- Grant Tinker -- Jimmy Webb
Control code
27935366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781879094116
Lccn
93017201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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