Creative Gatherings: Meeting Places of Modernism
Mary Ann Caws

Hardback | Jun 2019 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781789140552 | 288pp | 224x168mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$64.99, NZD$79.99

Art is seen as a solitary, even a reclusive, endeavor. But visual artists, writers, and musicians often find themselves energised by a collective environment. Sharing ideas around a table has always provided a starting, and a continuing, place for fruitful exchanges between artists of all kinds. In her wide-ranging new book, Mary Ann Caws explores a rich variety of gathering places, past and present, which have been conducive to the release and sustenance of creative energies. Creative Gatherings surveys meeting locations across Europe and the United States, from cityscapes to island hideouts, from private homes to public cafes and artists' colonies.