Daily Rituals : How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work

Description

'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Benjamin Franklin took daily naked air baths and Toulouse-Lautrec painted in brothels. Edith Sitwell worked in bed, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals by Mason Currey presents the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Whether by amphetamines or alcohol, headstand or boxing, these people made time and got to work. Featuring photographs of writers and artists at work, and filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.

Details

Author(s)
Mason Currey
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
128 x 197 x 17mm | 219g
Publication date
09 Apr 2015
Publisher
Pan MacMillan
Imprint
PICADOR
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
w. ill.
ISBN10
1447271475
ISBN13
9781447271475
Bestsellers rank
10,762

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