Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Recommendation: Tamara Brantmeier

We recently asked Tamara Brantmeier, associate professor and School of Art and Design director, to recommend a book in her field that would appeal to UW-Stout students as a follow-up to her feature in UW-Stout's 5 Questions series, which profiles faculty from across campus. Here is what she picked:

The Creative Habit, Learn it and Use it for Life
By Twyla Tharp
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003

Available in the library on 5th floor.  Call number: BF408 .T415 2003

Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, it is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. Here, Tharp takes the lessons she has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career and shares them with you, whatever creative impulses you follow--whether you are a painter, composer, writer, director, choreographer, or, for that matter, a businessperson working on a deal, a chef developing a new dish, a mother wanting her child to see the world anew. When Tharp is at a creative dead end, she relies on a lifetime of exercises to help her get out of the rut, and The Creative Habit contains more than thirty of them to ease the fears of anyone facing a blank beginning and to open the mind to new possibilities. (Simon & Schuster)

To learn more about Tamara Brantmeier's art, teaching, and special interests, take a look at her profile in the 5 Questions series.

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