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Seven Days in the Art World [PDF]

by Sarah Thornton
Named one of the best art books of 2008 by The New York Times and The Sunday Times [London]: β€œAn indelible portrait of a peculiar society.”—Vogue

The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion.

In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture. 8 illustrations.
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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
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PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
File size1.5 Mb
GanreArt
Release date 02.11.2009
ISBN9780393337129
Pages count287
Book rating4.23 (23642 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 15.02.2018 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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