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Art worlds

Author: Howard Saul Becker
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th anniversary ed., updated and expandedView all editions and formats
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"A classic sociological examination of art as collective action, Art Worlds explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers that - along with the artist - "produces" a work of art. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition is updated with a new dialogue between Becker and eminent French sociologist Alain Pessin about the extended social system in which art is created and with a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Howard Saul, 1928-
Art worlds.
Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609226553
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Saul Becker
ISBN: 9780520256361 0520256360
OCLC Number: 190967373
Notes: Previous edition: 1982.
Description: xxviii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Art worlds and collective activity --
Conventions --
Mobilizing resources --
Distributing art works --
Aesthetics, aestheticians, and critics --
Art and the state --
Editing --
Integrated professionals, mavericks, folk artists, and naive artists --
Arts and crafts --
Change in art worlds --
Reputation --
Epilogue to the 25th anniversary edition.
Responsibility: Howard S. Becker.

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