Cultural Writing. Art. Essays. MAGICAL SECRETS ABOUT THINKING CREATIVELY: THE ART OF ETCHING AND THE TRUTH OF LIFE by Kathan Brown is a new volume in the Magical Secrets series published by Crown Point Press in San Francisco. What are Magical Secrets? They are ways of setting yourself up for thinking creatively, for a sudden understanding, something like a miracle. Kathan Brown learned the Magical Secrets in this book by helping artists of extraordinary acclaim make etchings. She founded Crown Point Press, now probably the world's most influential etching publisher, in 1962. In this book, you'll meet sixteen artists who will be remembered by future generations. Kathan Brown knows them well, and with pictures and graceful, inviting prose she shares with you their ways of working, thinking, and being.
Kathan Brown founded Crown Point Press as an etching workshop in 1962. Located in San Francisco, it has grown to be one of the world's most influential art print publishers. Crown Point Press received the Cyril Award for Arts Business Excellence from the Chamber of Commerce of the City of San Francisco in 1997. The press has been the subject of exhibitions at the National Gallery, Washington, DC; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.Artforum's Bookforum has called Kathan Brown's writing "the next best thing to being there." She is the author of eight books, including Ink, Paper, Metal, Wood (Chronicle Books, 1996) and the editor of the popular MAGIC SECRETS instructional series for printmakers, published by Crown Point Press. She has contributed articles to A John Cage Reader (Wesleyan University Press, 1983), the Cambridge Companion to John Cage (2002), and The Guardian newspaper (UK, 2002).She has lectured widely and holds honorary doctorates from the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts. In 2011, she received a 30th Anniversary Honors Award from Art Table, New York City. The Honors Awards recognized thirty women "whose work has transformed the visual arts landscape" in the United States.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA