Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce

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Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce is a collection of essays spanning thirty years of engagement with the culture of our times. Peter Clothier is a long-time student of the dharma and a meditation practitioner. In this context he examines the qualities of compassion, perseverance, and discernment in his reflections on the artist s predicament in a world that judges success in terms of celebrity and material reward. Persist explores ways today's artists in any medium can find fulfillment, a sense of purpose, and joy in alternative and more lasting values.

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Peter Clothier s prior publications include two novels, two books of poetry and a monograph on the British artist David Hockney, along with scores of articles and reviews on art and books in national journals. His memoir, While I Am Not Afraid: Secrets of a Man s Heart, has been widely praised as the authentic story of one man s path to personal integrity. Having served as an educator and an art school dean variously at the University of Southern California, Otis Art Institute and Loyola Marymount University, Clothier left academia many years ago to devote himself full time to his writing. He still describes himself as a recovering academic. A student of the dharma who follows a daily meditation practice, he is the author of the online weblog, The Buddha Diaries ; his political passions find their outlet in his regular contributions to The Huffington Post. To find out more about Clothier s life and work, go to his website at PeterClothier.com.

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Persist is the first and ultimate survival guide for any creative person involved in the commercialized and half-mad world of contemporary art. This book will heal your soul and help you find your way. All artists should keep it close at hand. --Roland Reiss, Professor of Art and Humanities, Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University
Persist is the first and ultimate survival guide for any creative person involved in the commercialized and half-mad world of contemporary art. This book will heal your soul and help you find your way. All artists should keep it close at hand. --Roland Reiss, Professor of Art and Humanities, Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University
If most people understand how commerce accounts for functional necessities and luxuries, not nearly enough people comprehend how art shapes and evolves who we in fact truly are. This book helps us better understand why this lack of understanding is so, and why it is important. --Bill Lasarow, ArtScene
This engaging book provides the reader with a rare insight into the practice and appreciation of art. Peter Clothier shows the courage and wisdom of someone who is not afraid to go "where we are most exposed and vulnerable," to discover the true source of artistic creativity. --Edward Goldman, Art Talk KCRW radio commentator --Edward Goldman, Art Talk KCRW radio commentator

This engaging book provides the reader with a rare insight into the practice and appreciation of art. Peter Clothier shows the courage and wisdom of someone who is not afraid to go "where we are most exposed and vulnerable," to discover the true source of artistic creativity. --Edward Goldman, Art Talk KCRW radio commentator

Persist is the first and ultimate survival guide for any creative person involved in the commercialized and half-mad world of contemporary art. This book will heal your soul and help you find your way. All artists should keep it close at hand. --Roland Reiss, Professor of Art and Humanities, Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University

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