Art Worlds

ISBN-10: 0520256360

ISBN-13: 9780520256361

Edition: 25th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Howard S. Becker

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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.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 438
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Art Worlds and Collective Activity
Conventions
Mobilizing Resources
Distributing Art Works
Aesthetics, Aestheticians, and Critics
Art and the State
Editing
Integrated Professionals, Mavericks, Folk Artists, and Naive Artists
Arts and Crafts
Change in Art Worlds
Reputation
Epilogue to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Bibliography
Index
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