Go behind-the-scenes of the art world as you tour the homes and studios of 86 international artists. Some studios are large, with lovely high ceilings and oversized skylights. Some are modest, even cramped. Some are amazingly pristine and carefully ordered with drawing spaces, painting galleries, and meditation zones. Some are a study of chaos, but in all of them the artists are inspired to create. Whether working in oils or pastels, sculpture or glass, ceramics or wood, today's artists are as varied as their work, with studios that range from chicken coops and horse barns to entire islands and extra bedrooms. Through 321 color images, enjoy this glimpse into contemporary artists' lives.
Barbara Purchia and E. Ashley Rooney's previous books include Contemporary Sand Sculpture. Rooney specializes in contemporary art and architecture and has authored more than 50 books. Purchia is a stained glassartist. As coauthors, they offer complementary experiences and perspectives.