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Commissioning contemporary art : a handbook for curators and artists

Author: Louisa Buck; Daniel McClean; Vivien Lovell
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook provides a definitive guide to commissioning contemporary art. Every step and stage is revealed and demystified from the initial invitation to an artist to the financing of a project, from the drafting of contracts to the final siting and installation of works, from the care and preservation of commissioned pieces to their interpretation and publicity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louisa Buck; Daniel McClean; Vivien Lovell
ISBN: 9780500238981 0500238987
OCLC Number: 783163586
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An ancient and intricate practice --
Why undertake a commission? --
Who commissions today and what --
Making it happen --
The commission thereafter --
Conclusion : A practice with no limits.
Responsibility: Louisa Buck, Daniel McClean ; consultant editor, Vivien Lovell.

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Provides a guide to commissioning contemporary art. This text is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from some of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners and museum directors,  Read more...

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