The Work of Art: How Something Comes from Nothing traces the evolution of transcendent novels, paintings, jokes, movies, songs, and more and features a roster of masterful artists such as Kara Walker, Marc Jacobs, Sheila Heti, George Saunders, Tony Kushner, Amy Sillman, and others.

“An inspiring work... dedicated to the pleasures and agonies of making art.” –Kirkus Reviews

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Adam Moss was the editor of New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and 7 Days. As editor of New York, he also oversaw the creation of five digital magazines: VultureThe CutDaily IntelligencerGrub Street, and The Strategist. During his tenure, New York won 41 National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year. He was an assistant managing editor of The New York Times with oversight of the Magazine, the Book Review, and the Culture, and Style sections, as well as managing editor of Esquire. He was elected to the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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