Art Matters

Art Matters

Book - 2018
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"Drawn from Gaiman's trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist's vision--an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062906205
0062906208
Branch Call Number: 701.15 GA
Characteristics: 47, [54] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Riddell, Chris - Illustrator

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JessicaGma Apr 03, 2019

A wonderfully illustrated manifesto about creativity, art and libraries drawn from Gaiman's writings and speeches. The art from Chris Riddell is top notch. Such a great book.

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VPAL7
Feb 28, 2019

A tiny, beautifully illustrated book, full of good advice and insightful thoughts about the importance of libraries and art. Needless to say I enjoyed it greatly. It would be a valuable addition to any library.

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Linyarai
Feb 10, 2019

This was a great collection of Neil's stories paired with the beautiful artwork of Chris Riddell.

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4Fun4Ever
Feb 08, 2019

An endearing and positive book about not being afraid of making good art. Truly, the art that Gaiman talks about is more than words and pictures, but it can encompass anything that can be created. The best quote from the smallish book is from Stephen King: "This is great. You should enjoy it." I heartily agree.

DBRL_ReginaF Feb 04, 2019

I adore Neil Gaiman. These essays and speeches go straight to my heart.

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Inga57
Jan 11, 2019

Short, sweet, inspiring.
Riddell's art compliments Gaiman's thoughts on this latest work reminiscent of 'Bullet Journaling' which could be a new twist for a life-abridged.
Of the four mini-chapters, I found 'Why our future depends on libraries, writing and daydreaming ' to be my favorite. Here are three reasons why:
1. "Fiction builds empathy. Fiction is something you build up from twenty-six letters and a hand full of punctuation marks, and you, you alone, using your imagination, create a world, and people look out through other eyes. You're being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you're going to be slightly changed."
2. "We need to teach our children to read and to enjoy reading. We need libraries. We need books. We need literate citizens."
3. "Books are the way that the dead communicate with us. The way that we learn lessons from those who are no longer with us, the way humanity has built in itself, progressed, made knowledge incremental rather than something that has to be relearned, over and over."
And from 'Make Good Art'
"I learned to write by writing. I tended to do anything as long as it felt like an adventure, and to stop when it felt like work, which meant life did not feel like work."
Inspirational because the writers ideas make the reader want to record their own ideas. Well done!

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