Daily Rituals: Learn about the Creative Routine of Lynch, Fellini, Bergman, Beethoven, Mozart, Asimov, Angelou, Sand etc.
Have you ever wondered how other artists were organizing the 24 hours we’re allocated each day to deal with life and create work? If so, you are in luck as writer Mason Currey collected stories about more than a hundred artists, filmmakers, writers, philosophers, composers, painters etc. revealing how “some of the greatest minds of the past four hundred years […] made the time each day to do their best work, how they organized their schedules in order to be creative and productive.”
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work is the perfect book to pick-up when in need of inspiration. Through the 150 plus portraits Currey presents, spanning from David Lynch to Ingmar Bergman, René Descartes to Soren Kierkegaard, Jane Austen to Agatha Christie, it is absolutely fascinating to enter the private world of creatives through the prism of mundane details.
Whether they lead the life of a recluse solely dedicated to art, or the one of a socialite creating with a foggy brain, they all have one thing in common: they take several hours a day to work.
One thing is sure, Daily Rituals is the perfect book to be reminded that there is no right way or even one way to create. Your habits might evolve over the years, as your life and its constrains change too, but no matter what the context, challenges and obstacles, create, daily.
UPDATE 26-09-2014: Info We Trust shared a neat infographic summing up several artists rituals. [thanks to @darrenf87 ]
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