How do artists produce exquisite art? The answer is each one must discover and create their own particular working space, harnessing inspiration from the surrounds.
Some artistic souls thrive in seeming chaos while others must have an ordered studio about them.
This book offers an intriguing and exhilarating peek into the often secretive and off-limits creative spaces of artists. Whether it be photography, painting, ceramics or writing, more than 30 case studies examine how artists have created their unique working environment. The reader will also gain a new understanding of how artists flourish in their own space, and find inspiration from the diverse range of creative work spaces.
Pieter Graaff is a Dutch architect and founding partner of architectural firm and design agency Open Kaart. After studying at Delft University of Technology he started his career in research and providing solutions for assisted housing for those in need. He puts the insights he acquired there into practice in his Rotterdam-based firm, which specialises in transforming living environments. As an architect and researcher, he is committed to including the experience, inspiration, and energy of users in the process in order to achieve better planning and design solutions. He shares his findings as an author and guest lecturer at Delft University of Technology.