State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work by Barbara IsenbergState of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work by Barbara Isenberg

State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work

byBarbara Isenberg

Paperback | April 21, 2005

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If California is a state of mind, Barbara Isenberg's interviews with more than fifty of California's prominent painters, writers, composers, architects, directors, and performers help explain why. They include Dave Brubeck, Joan Didion, Clint Eastwood, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank Gehry, David Hockney, Randy Newman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Luis Valdez, Larry Gelbart, Matt Groening, Robert Graham, Carol Burnett, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many others. Some were born in California; others came from afar for its light, space, natural beauty, and opportunity. In these conversations, they talk about how they became artists and how living in California influences their work. They offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many ways that environment affects and nurtures the creative process.
Barbara Isenberg has been writing about the arts for the Los Angeles Times since 1976 and is a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Author of the critically acclaimed Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical, she has received a Distinguished Artists Award from the Los Angeles Music Center and has been a Getty Visiting Sch...
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Title:State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9.15 × 6.1 × 1.06 inPublished:April 21, 2005Publisher:Ivan R. DeeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1566636310

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