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The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed Paperback – March 31, 2012
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"Given there are more than 100 artists included in The Pulse of Mixed Media, there is a wide variety of art to enjoy, with detailed captions that give readers further insight into the artists' work, inspiration, and thoughts. Take a look and be inspired." -- Barbara Delaney, Cloth Paper Scissors
"This book is great - really good. There is a ton of great and original artwork shown. I've learned that people love getting to the heart of the artist. This book does it, and I'm certain that no one other than Seth could have delivered it in such a wonderful way." -- Christen Olivarez, Editor, Somerset Studio
"Apter obtains an array of answers to in-depth questions that delve deep into the psyche of each of his subjects. Coupled with beautiful color photographs of their work...Apter's psychology-based questioning leads to a comprehension of the artistic process rarely shared before now." -- Lee E. Cart, Shelf Awareness
"The Pulse of Mixed Media is one of the most interesting and engaging books I've encountered in a long while. Seth Apter dives deep into the waters of mixed media to ask intriguing questions to 100 artists who are passionate about making mixed media art. Bravo...for authoring a truly delightful book. " -- Jenny Doh, crescendoh.com
About the Author
Seth Apter is a mixed-media artist, author and instructor in New York City. His artwork has been exhibited widely in the United States and Canada and published in numerous websites, independent zines, books and magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio, and CPS Studios. He is very active in the creative community, and the voice behind The Altered Page, a visual journal of his own artwork, photography and collaborative projects, as well as a showcase for artists he admires and his creative experiences in NYC. His first book, The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed, was released by North Light Books in March 2012. He can also be found on two mixed media workshop DVDs, released in June 2012 by North Light Media and is currently working on his second book, due to be released in December 2013.
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I like the concept and content of this book a great deal. However, I am quite sorry that I experimented with it as my first art book for Kindle, because I recently saw the "real" book in, yes, a "real" bookstore, and this book was definitely meant to be paged through, on paper pages, and not "accessed" (In addition to my early version of a Kindle, I use the Kindle reader on another device that has great color, high resolution, etc....).
Live and learn. I suppose at some point, I will find the book itself and add it to my bookshelf. Meanwhile, I'll scroll through the pages if I'm killing time, but it is not as satisfying to me, personally, to see the work and even words of so many talented artists on a screen.
This will be my first and last art-related book purchase for Kindle. Novels and other books, no problem, especially for travel.
After reading an earlier review, I do have to say many of the artists here have been in other books. In the Pulse of Mixed Media, I have learned far more about them than I have in those other books. However, there are MANY "new" artists here that I have never heard of before. I'm enjoying my coffee breaks from my own art studio while looking at their blogs and websites.
My only complaints: I wish there were more photographs (some artists do not have photos of their work), and I wish the book could be longer.
Hopefully Seth Apter will come out with another edition?!?