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Artworld prestige : arguing cultural value

Author: Timothy Van Laar; Leonard Diepeveen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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This book examines the ways in which cultural arguments about value develop: the processes by which some practices, artists, and media in the artworld win and others lose. The authors argue that the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Van Laar; Leonard Diepeveen
ISBN: 9780199913985 0199913986
OCLC Number: 789149974
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: When good art goes bad: a theory of prestige --
Eclectic practices: abstraction, figuration, and pluralism --
Cultural obituaries and the status of painting --
Signs of pleasure --
Conclusion: self-consciousness and authenticity.
Other Titles: Art world prestige
Responsibility: Timothy Van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen.
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"In clear, lively prose, the authors have crafted an original and compelling field guide to the higher realms of contemporary art criticism and the way it confers or denies the halos of prestige. The Read more...

 
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