The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis (Hardback, 2014)
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- DescriptionAn inspiring book about what it means to be human as we struggle for mastery in our various spheres. From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavours-from invation to the arts-are t achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle: it will always be both the void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise-part investigation into a psychological mystery, part an argument about creativity and art, and part a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit-makes the case that many of the world's greatest achievements have come from understanding the central importance of failure. Written over the course of four years, this exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of a creative human endeavour. Each chapter focuses on the inestimable value of often igred ideas-the power of surrender, how play is essential for invation, the near win can help propel you on the road to mastery, the importance of grit and creative practice. The Rise shares narratives about figures past and present that range from choreographers, writers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F.B. Morse, Diane Arbus, and J.K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, and Arctic explorer Ben Saunders.
- Author BiographySarah Lewis has served on President Obama's Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah's 'Power List', and is a Critic at the Yale University School of Art in the MFA program. She is also an active curator, having held positions at both Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, and will receive her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2014. She lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Sarah Lewis
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication04/03/2014
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWilliam Collins
- Out-of-print date05/06/2015
- Weight500 g
- Width159 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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