Donald Brackett, a culture critic, specializes in the history, theory, and practice of art, design, music, and architecture. A well-known art historian and curator, he is the author of many essays, articles, monographs, and books, among which are Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Creative Chaos (2007) and Dark Mirror: The Pathology of the Singer-Songwriter (2008).
Brackett studied at Rochdale College and the Marshall McCluhan Centre for Culture and Communications at the University of Toronto. He has lectured extensively at Toronto’s Centennial and George Brown Colleges, at The Institute Without Boundaries, at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and at Ryerson University. He has also frequently spoken on public radio.
He is currently writing Strange Magic: The Films of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, on a unique creative partnership. As Charles Brackett’s nephew, he brings a wealth of personal knowledge and insight to this topic.