Art & Soul

Art & Soul : Stars Unite to Celebrate and Advocate for the Arts

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"Art & Soul" is a large-format glossy coffee-table book, featuring intimate portraits of celebrities from the entertainment industry including film, television, music, and stage. The stunning images, shot by Pulitzer prizewinning photographer Brian Smith, are accompanied by personal testimonials from each artist expressing the importance of the arts in our culture and the positive impact it has on our lives. The notes - in each artist's own handwriting - range from whimsical to weighty, but all offer insight into the individual's background and how their lives were shaped by art. The book will also contain a foreword by a celebrated public figure involved in this cause, such as Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, or Katie Couric. Celebrities photographed for the book include such luminaries as: Anne Hathaway, Samuel L. Jackson, Adrien Brody, Adrian Grenier, Kelsey Grammer, Joe Mantegna, Alyssa Milano, Harry Belafonte, Amanda Peet, John Turturro, Kerry Washington, Zooey Deschanel and many more. The book is created in partnership with The Creative Coalition, the premier public advocacy charity, founded by prominent figures in the entertainment industry.
It is an important part of a campaign to focus national attention on the need to ensure that arts in America thrive and flourish.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 264.16 x 335.28 x 25.4mm | 2,154.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour photographs
  • 1936297469
  • 9781936297467
  • 1,598,532

About Robin Bronk

Robin Bronk is the Executive Director of The Creative Coalition, the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment industry. Ms. Bronk is also the Director of Cause Celebre, an APCO division that matches celebrities and entertainment leaders with national causes and issues of importance; additionally, she serves on the New York Cultural Task Force, is a board member of The White House Project and Young Playwrights Inc., and a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Women of Washington. She has won numerous awards and honors for her public affairs work.
For the past 30 years, Brian Smith's bold graphic portraits of famous faces have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including "Sports Illustrated, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine" and "British GQ." Just five years of out college, Smith won The Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography and was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photos of Haiti in turmoil. His prize-winning work has been featured at the Library of Congress and the Aperture Gallery, is the president of Editorial Photographers and is frequently a speaker at seminars around the country.
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