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The Los Angeles Times Book Review chose Prospect as one of its Best Books of 1996 In her widely acclaimed earlier memoirs, Daybook and Turn, Anne Truitt charted her life as an artist, mother and teacher. In Prospect, Truitt looks at the far end of her life
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Penguin Books (first published 1996)
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Lydia
Feb 20, 2016 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truitt wrote three books based on her journals (she died in 2004). She writes Prospect at age 70 with a strong vocabulary, and as an ardent classical reader. Her art was minimalist, but she has applied all she learned from the many batterings of life, to give the reader poetic insight into art, family, marriage, career, home and beauty. What she says is reaffirming, and in other cases, things you have worried about, she explains. She cherishes long friendships and believes in Dawkins’ memes. She ...more
Stephanie
Aug 10, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
It is not often that one finds an artist that is so articulate about their work or their own story. Anne Truitt succeeds on both accounts. This is a section of her journal, ostensibly covering the years of 1991 (the year of her 30-year retrospective at the Andre Emmerich Gallery) and 1992 (her 50 year reunion at Bryn Mawr College); but it runs farther afield than that. Both a meditation on her life as she enters her 70s, and a reflection on her art, this work is filled with thoughtful, concise, ...more
Jessica Rosner
Oct 07, 2015 Jessica Rosner rated it it was ok
I love the bits about Arctic exploration. I wanted to love the rest, but I found it a bit tedious. I had a hard time relating to any of her feelings of inadequacy considering her long, successful career. Also, her love affair with Yaddo. There were some beautifully written pages about her process and specific pieces. But mostly I found myself rushing through it.
*heartrl*
Jun 30, 2015 *heartrl* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This final installment in the Anne Truitt journals really links the others together. I was constantly amazed at her ability to look at her role in the world and be so aware of her own place. Gorgeous and sweet. She viewed life and art with such reverence and grace.
*heartrl*
Jun 30, 2015 *heartrl* rated it it was amazing
This final installment in the Anne Truitt Journals is phenomenal and pulls the threads of each of the others tightly around the story. I find her ability to see so clearly her place and intention a phenomenal task. She lived life with reverence and grace. I was incredibly moved reading some of the passages. Also the Antarctic connection was great.
Andrea Goo
Aug 01, 2012 Andrea Goo rated it it was amazing
Reading such an insightful journal by an artist has been truly amazing reading for me! It's like I am reading about myself.
Claire
Nov 15, 2007 Claire rated it it was amazing
Not yet halfway through, but absolutely loving this memoir of an artist reflecting on the stages of her life's work.
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The artist Anne Truitt was born in Baltimore in 1921 and spent her childhood in Easton. She lived in a house on South Street, just a block from the Academy Art Museum. She travelled extensively before eventually settling in Washington, DC. Her paintings and sculpture are noted for their simple linear qualities and investigation of color relationships.

Critics have often associated her with both Min
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