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Book
xiii, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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3. Art worlds [2008]

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xxviii, 408 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This classic sociological examination of art as collective action explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers who - along with the artist - "produce" a work of art. Howard S. Becker looks at the conventions essential to this operation and, prospectively, at the extent to which art is shaped by this collective activity. The book is thoroughly illustrated and 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 new preface in which the author talks about his own process in creating this influential work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520256361 20160528
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x, 245 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports., plans ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction / Dena Goodman and Kathryn Norberg
  • Mapping meaning globally
  • Orientalism, colonialism, and furniture in eighteenth-century france / Madeleine Dobie
  • Luxury markets in saint domingue: mahogany as a case study / Chaela Pastore
  • A wanton chase in a foreign place : hogarth and the gendering of exoticism in the eighteenth-century interior / David Porter
  • Diffusion
  • Fashion, business, diffusion : an upholsterers shop in eighteenth-century paris
  • Translated by kathryn norberg & dena goodman / Natacha Coquery
  • Sideboards, side chairs, and globes : changing modes of furnishing provincial culture in the early republic, 1790-1820 / David Jaffee
  • Social meaning and social power
  • Color schemes and decorative tastes in the noble houses of seventeenth-century dauphiné / Donna Bohanon
  • Tea tables overturned: rituals of power and place in colonial america / Ann Smart Martin
  • Goddess of taste: courtesans and their furniture in the late eighteenth century
  • Kathryn norberg
  • Decoration and enlightened spectatorship / Mary Salzman
  • Hidden meanings: psychology and security
  • The joy of sets: the uses of seriality in the french interior / Mimi Hellman
  • The secretaire and the integration of the eighteenth-century self / Dena Goodman
  • Looking at furniture inside out: strategies for concealment and secrecy in eighteenth-century french furniture / Carolyn Sargentson
  • Notes on contributors
  • Index.
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Book
xii, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Tables and Graphs ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Chapter 1: The Architecture of the Art Market 21 Chapter 2: Exchanging Meaning 53 Chapter 3: Promoters versus Parasites 77 Chapter 4: Determinants of Prices 97 Chapter 5: The Art of Pricing 116 Chapter 6: Stories of Prices 132 Chapter 7: Symbolic Meanings of Prices 158 Chapter 8: Conclusion 179 Appendix A: Interview Questionnaire 191 Appendix B: Description of Interview Sample 194 Appendix C: Record Prices for Art 197 Appendix D: Multilevel Analysis of Prices for Art 199 Notes 209 Bibliography 237 Index 255.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691121666 20160528
How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? "Talking Prices" is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud. Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691121666 20160528
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xxx, 338 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was supposedly a brand-new city, equipped with boulevards, cafes, parks, and suburban pleasure grounds--the birthplace of those habits of commerce and leisure that constitute "modern life." Questioning those who view Impressionism solely in terms of artistic technique, T. J. Clark describes the painting of Manet, Degas, Seurat, and others as an attempt to give form to that modernity and seek out its typical representatives--be they bar-maids, boaters, prostitutes, sightseers, or petits bourgeois lunching on the grass. The central question of The Painting of Modern Life is this: did modern painting as it came into being celebrate the consumer-oriented culture of the Paris of Napoleon III, or open it to critical scrutiny? The revised edition of this classic book includes a new preface by the author.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691009032 20160528
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xii, 404 p. ; 22 cm.
Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929), the controversial American economist and social critic, argues that economics is essentially a study of the economic aspects of human culture, which are in a constant state of flux. In his best-known work, "The Theory of the Leisure Class" (1899), Veblen appropriated Darwin's theory of evolution to analyse the modern industrial system. While industry itself demanded diligence, efficiency, and co-operation, businessmen in opposition to engineers and industrialists were only interested in making money and displaying their wealth in what Veblen coined 'conspicuous consumption'. Veblen's keen analysis of the psychological bases of American social and economic institutions laid the foundation for the school of institutional economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781573922197 20160528
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8. Diderot on art [1995]

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2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • v. 1. The salon of 1765 and Notes on painting
  • v. 2. The salon of 1767.
The 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot - the principal intelligence behind the "Encyclopedie" and the author of idiosyncratic fictional works such as "Jacques the Fatalist" and "Rameau's Nephew" - is also considered by many to have been the first great art critic. Until now, however, Diderot's treatises on the visual arts have been available only in French. This two-volume edition makes his art-critical texts available in English. Diderot's works are among the most provocative and engaging products of the French Enlightenment. Moreover, their ruminations on many issues of perennial interest (invention versus convention, nature versus culture, and technique versus imagination; the complex relations) between economic reality and artistic achievement give them a rare pertinence to current debates on the nature and function of representation. All the celebrated pieces included: the rhapsodic dream meditation inspired by Fragonard's "Coresus and Callierhoe"; the incident packed "excursion" through a set of landscapes by Joseph Vernet; the evocative consideration of the nature of ruins and historical nostalgia prompted by the first showing of works by Hubert Robert. These famous passages are considered in their proper context. The book also includes brief introductory texts and annotations by John Goodman that clarify the many references to contemporary Parisian culture, as well as an introduction by Thomas Crow that sets the texts in their historical and art-historical context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300062496 20160527
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Book
ix, 342 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
  • The anatomy of a noble house. Part 1 Spaces of production: the production of materials-- the organization of practice-- the co-ordination of work. Part 2 Theatres of distinction: languages of estates and the logic of decoration-- a world of distinctions. Part 3 Fields of contest: the nursery of kings - Versailles and its satellites-- Earthly paradise on the Left Bank-- Paris-Versailles - the eclipse of the heroic decorative mode-- counterfeit culture on the Right Bank-- the Rococo exposed.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300045826 20160527
This work offers an account of the forms and functions of interior decoration in Parisian domestic architecture during the first half of the 18th century - the period generally known as the rococo. It charts the rapid and sometimes dramatic changes in both the style and the imagery of the art of that time, and explores the relationship between social status and the consumption and display of decoration in public and private interiors. The book is divided into three parts. In the first, Katie Scott looks beneath the surface of decorative schemes in order to understand how they came into being. Approaching rococo decoration from the perspective of the workshop, she provides an examination of the technologies developed for the manufacture of decorative materials, of the institutional structures - guilds and academies - that governed their production, and of the organizational arrangements that co-ordinated their development on site. In the second part, the relationship between the meanings of decoration, both as the embellishment of a thing or place and as the acknowledgement of the prestige of the patron or client, is investigated, and the ways in which decoration came to represent and describe a certain type of noble status are traced. In the final part, Scott looks at how rococo decoration variously articulated shifting ideological positions. By focusing on the genres of the grotesque, the pastoral and mythological, she is able to explore the nobility's changing relationship with the absolutist state. In the last two chapters, the orientation of her exploration changes: she considers the effect on the rococo of an increasingly aggressive commercial culture by first, examining how the nobility responded to pressures from below, and, then, by assessing the impact of the printing press and the rise of public exhibitions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300045826 20160527
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Book
xiii, 289 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • List of illustrations-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction-- 1. The Luxembourg gallery, 1750-1779-- 2. D'Angiviller's Louvre project-- 3. The revolutionary Louvre-- 4. The Musee Central des Arts-- 5. Alexandre Lenoir and the Museum of French Monuments-- Conclusion-- Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521450652 20160528
Containing the greatest collection of Old Master paintings and antique sculptures ever assembled under one roof, the Louvre, founded in the final years of the Enlightenment, became the model for all state art museums subsequently established. This book chronicles the formation of this great museum, from its origins in the French royal picture collections to its apotheosis during the Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. More than a narrative history, Andrew McClellan's account explores the ideological underpinnings, pedagogic aims, and aesthetic criteria of the Louvre, as well as its contemporary, the Museum of French Monuments, which in complementary ways laid the foundation for the modern museum age. Here, the central and abiding questions of museum practice-arrangement of art works, lightning, restoration and conservation, public education and service to the state - were first defined and given visual expression. Drawing on much new and archival material, this book also casts new light on the art world of eighteenth- century Paris and its most colourful characters, from Roger de Piles and La Font de Saint-Yonne, to Jacques-Louis David and Alexandre Lenoir.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521450652 20160528
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Book
viii, 322 p.
  • Introduction: Pierre Bourdieu on Art, Literature and Culture. Part 1 The Field of Cultural Production: The Field of Cultural Production or The Economic World Reversed-- The Production of Belief-- Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods-- The Market of Symbolic Goods. Part 2 Flaubert and the French Literary Field - Is the Structure of Sentimental Education an Instance of Social Self-analysis?-- Field of Power, Literary Field and Habitus Principles for a Sociology of Cultural Works-- Flaubert's Point of View. Part 3 The Pure Gaze: Essays on Art-- Outline of a Sociological Theory of Art Perception-- Manet and the Institutionalization of Anomie-- The Historical Genesis of a Pure Aesthetic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231082860 20160528
A collection of the author's essays on art and literature, which expounds Bourdieu's theory of a cultural field that situates artistic works within the social conditions of their production, circulation and consumption.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231082860 20160528
During the last two decades, sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has become a dominant force in cultural activity ranging from taste in music and art to choices in food and lifestyles. The Field of Cultural Production brings together Bourdieu's major essays on art and literature and provides the first introduction to Bourdieu's writings and theory of a cultural field that situates artistic works within the social conditions of their production, circulation, and consumption.Bourdieu addresses many of the burning issues that have consumed literary, art, and cultural criticism over the past decade: aesthetic value and canonicity, intertextuality, the institutional frameworks of cultural practice, the social role of intellectuals and artists, and structures of literary and artistic authority.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231082877 20160528
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Book
318 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
During the last years of France's ancien regime, an outpouring of creative activity and patronage resulted in the production of many works of painting and sculpture. In this book, Michael Levey discusses the major painters and sculptors of this period that opened with Watteau and the fete galante and closed with the revolutionary history paintings of David. Levey discusses famous sculptors such as Falconet, Pigalle and Houdon as well as the lesser-known Coustou, Michel-Ange Lsodtz and Caffieri. Levey then analyzes the paintings of Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others who were talented painters of portraits, genre scenes and still lifes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300053449 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
320 p.
  • Tables and Maps Acknowledgments Note to the Reader Prologue: Sketching the Landscape: Some Illustrative Vignettes Ch. 1: The Questions and the Stage Ch. 2: The Importance of Being Honest: Keys to Moral Boundaries Ch. 3: The World of Success, Money, and Power: Keys to Socioeconomic Boundaries Ch. 4: Most of My Friends Are Refined: Keys to Cultural Boundaries Ch. 5: Explaining National Differences Ch. 6: The Nature of Internal Class Boundaries Ch. 7: Implications, Contributions, and Unanswered Questions Appendix I: Surveying the French and American Upper-Middle Classes Appendix II: The Research Sites Appendix III: Research Procedures Appendix IV: Ranking of Respondents on the Cultural, Moral, and Socioeconomic Dimensions Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226468150 20160528
Drawing on remarkably frank, in-depth interviews with 160 successful men in the United States and France, Michhle Lamont provides a rare and revealing collective portrait of the upper-middle class--the managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts at the center of power in society. Her book is a subtle, textured description of how these men define the values and attitudes they consider essential in separating themselves--and their class--from everyone else. Money, Morals, and Manners is an ambitious and sophisticated attempt to illuminate the nature of social class in modern society. For all those who downplay the importance of unequal social groups, it will be a revelation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226468150 20160528
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Book
viii, 182 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Signs of the times-- the research process-- the social conditions of cultural practice-- cultural works and disposition-- the rules of cultural diffusion. Appendices: timetable of research-- the questionnaires and the sampling method-- the public of French museums-- verificatory surveys-- analysis of 250 semi-directed interviews-- the public of European museums.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745605982 20160527
Everyone can visit the art treasures held in the great museums of the world. And yet, in fact, museums are visited by only a small segment of the population. What are the characteristics of those who display their love of art by strolling through the aisles of museums, and what distinguishes them from the majority of people who are effectively excluded, or exclude themselves, from their doors? In this study, Bourdieu and Darbel address such questions on the basis of a wide-ranging survey of museum visitors throughout Europe. By examining the social conditions of museum practices, they show that cultivated taste is not a natural gift but a socially inculcated disposition which is distributed unevenly, and which predisposes some to distinguish themselves through their love of art, while others are deprived of this privilege.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745605982 20160527
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Book
290 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
xiv, 613 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
x, 246 p. illus. 28cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
165 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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Book
208 p. plates(part col.) 25cm.
  • On the social history of art-- the Courbet legend-- Courbet's early years-- Courbet in Paris 1848-49-- Courbet in Ornans and Besancon 1849-50-- Courbet in Dijon and Paris 1850-51.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500490136 20160527
This work discusses the art of Gustave Courbet in the years directly after the 1848 revolution, showing how complex Courbet's intuition of the social and political issues of the time really was, and how appropriate were the pictures he painted for the Salon of 1851.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500490136 20160527
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xii, 167 p. illus. 22 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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