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Weighty tome full of equally weighty insights into the studio as sanctuary for artists
on 13 September 2015
As an emerging artist thinking about how I want to set up my own studio this book provides all the clues and landmarks to make my important decisions. Sometimes it veers off track and the interviewer(s) seem be preoccupied with a different agenda but trust the artists themselves to steer things back to the importance of the studio as sanctuary, a place to be quiet and think and create without distractions. My favourite quote in this respect and one that sums it all up is Howard Hodgkin who says of his studio 'I don't think of it as a luxury; I think it is a necessity'. This is a seriously heavy coffee table tome packed with luscious photographs and equally weighty insights. Recommended for those who want to poke their noses into the whole creative process of 38 artists, to see that where it all takes place and to find out that this can be as varied as the stars in the heavens.