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The economics of creativity : art and achievement under uncertainty

Author: Pierre-Michel Menger
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
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Main Description:Creative work has been celebrated as the highest form of achievement since at least Aristotle. But our understanding of the dynamics and market for creative work--artistic work in particular--often relies on unexamined clichés about individual genius, industrial engineering of talent, and the fickleness of fashion. Pierre-Michel Menger approaches the subject with new rigor, drawing on sociology,  Read more...
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Menger, Pierre-Michel.
Economics of creativity
(DLC) 2013040100
(OCoLC)861478392
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Michel Menger
ISBN: 9780674726451 0674726456
OCLC Number: 881183791
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter one. Time, Causes, and Reasons in Action --
Chapter two. Is Working to Achieve Self-Fulfillment Rational? --
Chapter three. Rationality and Uncertainty in the Artist's Life --
Chapter four. Talent and Reputation: Social Science Explanations for Varying Degrees of Success --
Chapter five. How Can Artistic Greatness Be Analyzed?: Beethoven and His Genius --
Chapter six. Profiles of the Unfinished: Rodin's Work and the Varieties of Incompleteness --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: Travail créateur.
Responsibility: Pierre-Michel Menger.
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Creative work is governed by uncertainty. So how can customers and critics judge merit, when the disparity between superstardom and obscurity hinges on minor gaps in ability? The Economics of  Read more...

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"The Economics of Creativity" is exceptionally researched and among the best books on the subject of artists and their labor markets.--Jens Beckert, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Read more...

 
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