Creative Spaces for Creative Ideas

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Foreword by Pieter Graaff

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The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 7.75 in x 10.25 in
Pages: 280
Illustrations: 300 color

RRP $30.00

  • Offering an exhilarating peek into the often secretive and off-limits work spaces of artists, this book will provide a fresh insight into how artists construct and flourish inside their own space. Whether it be photography, painting, ceramics, or writing, the lavishly illustrated case studies illustrate how different artists have made their own unique space in which to work creatively
  • Richly illustrated, this is a joyous journey through more than 30 artistic workspaces
  • Covers a wide range of artistic styles, from photography, painting, musicians, craftspeople, carpenters, writers, designers, sculptors and more
  • Discover what well-known artists find inspirational, and gain greater understanding about the workplace of artists
  • Provides inspiration for readers who are planning their own artistic workspace

How do artists produce exquisite art? The answer is each one must discover and create their own particular working space, harnessing inspiration from the surrounds. Some artistic souls thrive in seeming chaos while others must have an ordered studio about them.

This book offers an intriguing and exhilarating peek into the often secretive and off-limits creative spaces of artists. Whether it be photography, painting, ceramics or writing, more than 30 case studies examine how artists have created their unique working environment. The reader will also gain a new understanding of how artists flourish in their own space, and find inspiration from the diverse range of creative work spaces.

Pieter Graaff is a Dutch architect and founding partner of architectural firm and design agency Open Kaart. After studying at Delft University of Technology he started his career in research and providing solutions for assisted housing for those in need. He puts the insights he acquired there into practice in his Rotterdam-based firm, which specializes in transforming living environments. As an architect and researcher, he is committed to including the experience, inspiration, and energy of users in the process in order to achieve better planning and design solutions. He shares his findings as an author and guest lecturer at Delft University of Technology.