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ISBN13: 9780393337129
ISBN10: 039333712x
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The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion.

In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.

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Named one of the best art books of 2008 by and [London]: "An indelible portrait of a peculiar society."--

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'An indelible portrait of a peculiar society."Vogue

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Sarah Thornton's vivid ethnography--an international hit, now available in fifteen translations--reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, ? explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.

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Sarah Thornton is a freelance writer who contributes to The New Yorker, BBC-TV, and Artforum.com. She has degrees in art history and sociology. She lives in London.

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KathNYC, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by KathNYC)
This book is a intriguing investigation of the many facets of the art market. The author jaunts around the globe on the heels of artists, collectors, art dealers, and curators exposing how they are all intertwined and connected. Ms. Thornton's part personal travelogue and art historical study exposes secretive inner circles while debunking clichés and myths. A must-read for anyone considering a career in the worldwide art world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393337129
Author:
Thornton, Sarah
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.20x5.56x.80 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393337129 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Named one of the best art books of 2008 by and [London]: "An indelible portrait of a peculiar society."--
"Synopsis" by , 'An indelible portrait of a peculiar society."Vogue
"Synopsis" by , Sarah Thornton's vivid ethnography--an international hit, now available in fifteen translations--reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, ? explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.
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