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Books by Matthew Burgess

Drawing on Walls A Story of Keith Haring

Drawing on Walls A Story of Keith Haring

Author: Matthew Burgess Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Burgess describes Haring discovering Robert Henri's The Art Spirit in college ( He felt as if the book was speaking directly to him ), encountering the large paintings of Pierre Alechinsky (he was blown away ), and recognizing a common impulse in dancers at the West Village's Paradise Garage ( For Keith, drawing and painting were like dancing. He called it 'mind-to-hand flow' ). Cochran uses a thick black line to suggest Haring's creations, and renders figures in a Haring-esque style without seeming gimmicky. Of interest to young readers are Haring's frequent efforts to involve children in mural-making projects. The story, including a respectful acknowledgement of Haring's death from AIDS, makes the subject seem immediate and real-and presents a compelling vision of answering the call to create. -Starred Review, Publishers Weekly I would love to be a teacher because I love children and I think that not enough people respect children or understand how important they are. I have done many projects with children of all ages. -Keith Haring Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. From Matthew Burgess, the much-acclaimed author of Enormous Smallness, comes Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. Illustrated in paint by Josh Cochran, himself a specialist in bright, dense, conceptual drawings, this honest, celebratory book honors Haring's life and art, along with his very special connection with kids.

Freedom of Information A Practical Guide for UK Journalists

Freedom of Information A Practical Guide for UK Journalists

Author: Matthew Burgess Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: * end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; * sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; * text boxes on key thoughts and cases; * interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (www.foidirectory.co.uk), Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.

Freedom of Information A Practical Guide for UK Journalists

Freedom of Information A Practical Guide for UK Journalists

Author: Matthew Burgess Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2015

Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: * end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; * sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; * text boxes on key thoughts and cases; * interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (www.foidirectory.co.uk), Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.

Enormous Smallness A Story of E. E. Cummings

Enormous Smallness A Story of E. E. Cummings

Author: Matthew Burgess Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2015

Kids and poetry belong together!! Both play, and for children, the logic of life is still poetic rather than rational, as it is for adults. Teacher, parents, grandparents: everyone loves sharing poems with children. The book will be sophisticated and visually stunning as all of Di Giacomo's books are, which positions this as a title for Museum stores and the gift market as well as for the educational market. Gift market: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles: what better gift in our media-saturated world than a gorgeous book about a poet who chose ALIVENESS over just living life. With blurbs promised from some big names, this book might just be a breakout in the world of illustrated nonfiction, though books in this category are already doing very, very well.

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