Get a Life: an autobiographical anthology of theories
By Donald Brook
How do you describe a life which has been dedicated to unravelling the nature of art across time and space, and at the same time has been lived across several eras and regions, peopled by an array of players and life events well beyond a conventional comfort zone? Donald Brook’s new book Get a Life subverts the autobiographical genre, by combining his chronological life story with a selected anthology of his published essays, revealing the more than six-decade evolution of his thinking about what art is.
This substantial volume is the result of many years of exploration and reflection on both art and life, and a fascinating revelation about how these can intersect. It includes illustrations and a complete reference list of Professor Brook’s publications.
The publication of Get a Life has been made possible by Digital Strategy funding provided by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy through the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council. Artlink is most grateful for this assistance.