The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life

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The Everyday Work of Art redefines the way we think of art and shows a practical way of making the creative process a part of the things you do each day. Author Eric Booth speaks to the artist in each of us by using exercises and personal anecdotes to simplify artistic skills, and demonstrating how to apply these skills in day-to-day living.

The work of art will creep into all aspects of your life, enriching how you play with your children, what you give to your personal relationships and how you do your job. This down-to-earth book takes the mystery of the arts and puts it into your hands to make a joyful difference in the quality of your everyday life.

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Much more than the usual feel-good book about yourself that nowadays passes for psychology, The Everyday Work of Art is full of wisdom and common good sense. You dont have to be an artist to want this book on your shelf--and on the shelves of all those whom you care about. Absorbing and uplifting...and highly recommended. --Art Times

The Everyday Work of Art is a pleasant surprise. The vast majority of books written about art examine what individuals, whether artist or audience, bring to art, and almost always from a specialized or professional point of view. It is refreshing to read a book about art that opens the field to generalists and examines what art brings to us. --Artspeak

Eric Booths The Everyday Work of Art shows us all in hundreds of ways that perhaps the greatest art is the art of living. This book provides an insightful look at the wonder with which we can approach our lives and reminds us of the importance of perceiving the extraordinary in the ordinary. It was a joy to read. --Yo-Yo Ma

This book will help all readers to see, appreciate, and understand our world, and, will give them skills needed to improve it. --Library Journal

Eric Booth understands what art is about and communicates that knowledge with great clarity and verve. The Everyday Work of Art is a ringing and liberating answer to the killer question, What good are the arts, really. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow

This book is important, taking us in a direction weve forgotten or ignored. I hope it will remind us of the necessity of the arts for the growth and health of the human spirit. Eric Booth has done a great service, and I thank him for it. --Madeline LEngle

Booth shares his rich experiences as an artist and an educator and his love for experiment and innovation in this creative approach to daily life. --NAPRA Review

What a thrilling book this is--passionate, provocative, and profoundly useful. One of the finest explorations of creativity ever written, it restores our sacred birthright as artists. Eric Booth shows us how creativity is as natural as breathing, how the things of ordinary life are there to be orchestrated by us into art and wonder. --Jean Houston, author of A Mystic Life and Passion for the Possible

About the Author:

Eric Booth is an accomplished educator, businessman, author, and actor. Currently a member of the faculty of The Juilliard School, he has held positions teaching at Stanford, New York University, and Lincoln Center Institute and as Founding Director of the Teacher Center at the Leonard Bernstein Center. He has appeared in many Broadway plays and is an award-winning Shakespearean actor. His entrepreneurial efforts led to distinction as a major figure in American culture trend analysis, on which he has written three books. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader for business, school, and civic groups, teaching about the arts, creativity, and learning. Former New York city auxiliary police officer, stage-combat director, marathon runner, and published poet, Eric Booth lives in upstate New York with his wife, Le Clanch du Rand, an actress, playwright, and therapist.

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