Talk art

by Tovey, Russell,

Format: Print Book 2021
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"All we wanted to do was make art accessible, non-academic, non-elitist, gossipy and fun" (Russell Tovey, quoted in the New York Times )

Engaging, informative and open to everyone, Talk Art established itself as the must-listen cultural podcast in both the UK and the US, and it has now garnered 1.5 million downloads. With infectious enthusiasm, Russell and Robert have opened the doors to the art world and have welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds into the conversation.

Talk Art , the book, is a beautiful and accessible celebration of contemporary art and a guidebook to navigating and engaging with the art world. Informal and jargon-free, this book proves that art really is for everyone. With a wealth of knowledge, Talk Art will become the must-have book that art lovers return to again and again.

The book features highlights from interviews with: Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie, Helen Cammock, Jordan Casteel, Edward Enninful, Jerry Saltz, Elton John, Billy Porter, Grayson Perry, Michael Stipe, Lena Dunham, Rose McGowan, Ian McKellen, Deborah Frances-White, David Shrigley, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Michael Craig-Martin, among others.

Chapters include:

* Art & Feminism
* Photojournalism as Art
* Art & Political Change
* How to Navigate the Art World
* How do I Create My Own Collection?
* Make Your Own Art
* Highlights from popular features of the podcast, including 'Art Heist' and 'Favourite Colour'
Foreword / by Jerry Saltz
Welcome to talk ART
What does contemporary art mean to us?
Discovering contemporary art: Performance art ; Public art ; Photography ; Art & political change ; Art & feminism ; Art & representation ; Sound art ; Ceramics ; Art in the margins ; Cartoon art
How to get involved in contemporary art: Where & how to see art ; How to create your own collection ; Advice for budding artists.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Podcasters Tovey and Diament bring their show to print in this lively take on contemporary art and its impact on society. Parsing something as broad and subjective as "art" is no easy task, and Tovey and Diament do it without pretension, guided by the belief "that art is for everyone." In that spirit, they discuss a range of subjects, from performance art to public art to photography, while also examining the political and social messages that go hand in hand with them--after all, they note, art reflects society (good and bad), and "people want to hear some personal stories, other voices." To this end, they highlight artists such as Amoako Boafo, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Stanley Whitney, whose stunning works celebrate life with emotion and intensity. Emphasis is also given to "outsider art" (which is made "outside the traditional art world conversation") and the often-overlooked sound art. While the scope of the authors' knowledge is impressive, the book's standout trait is its successful effort to convince readers that art is a vital component of daily life. Heartfelt and informative, this serves as the perfect springboard for those curious about the wide and varied world of art. Agent: Paul Stevens, Independent Talent. (May)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Art, Modern -- 21st century.
Illustrated works.
Publisher San Francisco :Chronicle Books,2021
Other Titles Talk art :
Contributors Diament, Robert, author.
Language English
Notes Subtitle on dust jacket: Everything you wanted to know about contemporary art but were too afraid to ask.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2021 by Ilex, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd"--Colophon.
Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781797214245
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