The Creative Growth Book: From the Outside to the Inside: Artists with Disabilities Today

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The Creative Growth Book: From the Outside to the Inside: Artists with Disabilities Today
by Tom di Maria
Introduction by Matthew Higgs
Commentary by David Byrne, Claire Daigle, Matt Haber, Lucienne Peiry, Adam Reed Rozan, Joyce Scott

5.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 in; 208 pp
Hardcover
Published in February, 2016
Publisher 5 Continents Editions
ISBN-10 8874397267

The Creative Growth Book celebrates the first 40 years of the titular Oakland, California, art center for people with disabilities. As the world’s oldest and largest center of its kind, Creative Growth Art Center’s history mirrors the evolution of a growing disability rights movement and the increased interest in self-taught art. This visual history looks at the center’s start and how its artists evolved from being seen as people with disabilities to outsider artists—and, increasingly, as acclaimed contemporary artists—and at its current international design, museum, and fashion partnerships.

About the Authors:
Tom di Maria is the director of Creative Growth Art Center.
David Byrne is a noted musician, artist, and writer.
Claire Daigle is the chair of the master of arts program at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Matt Haber is a New York Times writer.
Matthew Higgs is the director and chief curator of White Columns, New York.
Lucienne Peiry is the former director of the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Adam Reed Rozan is a contributor to the Huffington Post and the director of audience engagement at the Worcester Art Museum.
Joyce Scott is a RN, developmental specialist, writer, and the twin sister of Judith Scott.

 

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