Will Gompertz

See What You're Missing: New Ways of Looking at the World Through Art -- Will Gompertz, Hardcover

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Taking us into the minds of artists--from contemporary stars to old masters--See What You're Missing shows us how to look and experience the world with their heightened awareness.

Artists are expert lookers: they have learned to pay attention. The rest of us spend most of our time on auto-pilot, rushing from place to place, our overfamiliarity blinding us to the marvellous, life-affirming phenomena of our world. But that doesn't have to be the case.

In his inimitable engaging style, Will Gompertz takes us into the minds of artists--from contemporary stars to old masters, the well-known to the lesser-so, and from around the world--to show us how to look and experience the world with their heightened awareness.

In See What You're Missing we learn, for example, how Guo Xi can help us to see beauty, how David Hockney helps us to see colour, and how Frida Kahlo can help us see pain. In doing so we come to know the exhilarating feeling of being truly alive. See What You're Missing is at once entertaining and enlightening art history while delivering empowering new insights to its reader.

Author: Will Gompertz
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: 04/04/2023
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.19lbs
Size: 9.06h x 6.22w x 1.42d
ISBN: 9781639361731

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 105
Booklist 02/15/2023 pg. 12
Publishers Weekly 03/20/2023
Shelf Awareness 04/07/2023

About the Author
Will Gompertz is a world-leading expert in the arts. Having spent seven years as a Director of the Tate Galleries followed by eleven years as the BBC's Arts Editor, he is now Artistic Director at the Barbican Theatre. Will has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, actors, writers, musicians, and directors. Creativity magazine in New York ranked him as one of the fifty most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the internationally bestselling What Are You Looking At? and Think Like an Artist. Will lives in London.

Product Tags:

Art, Art & Art Instruction, Contemporary (1945- ), Hardcover, History, Individual Artists, Pegasus Books, Will Gompertz

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