Lafayette Library presents Bianca Bosker, author of "Get the Picture"

Event date: 

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Lafayette Library, Don Tatzin Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
Bianca Bosker
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An award-winning journalist obsessed with obsession, Bianca Bosker’s existence was upended when she wandered into the art world – and couldn’t look away. Intrigued by artists who hyperventilate around their favorite colors and art fiends who max out credit cards to show hunks of metal they think can change the world, Bosker grew fixated on understanding why art matters and how she–or any of us–could engage with it more deeply.

Probing everything from cave paintings to Instagram, and from the science of sight to the importance of beauty as it examines art’s role in our culture, our economy, and our hearts, Get the Picture is a rollicking adventure that will change the way you see forever.

Bianca Bosker is the New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Best American Travel Writing, and been recognized with awards from the New York Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, and more.

Doors will open at 6:45 for guests to enjoy coffee and sweets. Orinda Books will be onsite for book sales.



Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See By Bianca Bosker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - February 6th, 2024