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Patronizing the Arts

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ISBN-10: 0691124809

ISBN-13: 9780691124803

Edition: 2008

Authors: Marjorie Garber

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What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? Today, as in the past, artists need the funding, approval, and friendship of patrons, whether they are individuals, corporations, governments, or nonprofit foundations. But asPatronizing the Artsshows, these relationships can be problematic, leaving artists "patronized"--both supported with funds and personal interest, while being condescended to for vocations misperceived as play rather than serious work. In this provocative book, Marjorie Garber looks at the history of patronage, explains how patronage has elevated and damaged the arts in modern culture, and argues for the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.21" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Paradox of Patronage
Governing Assumptions
Minding the Business of Art
Arts or Sciences
The University as Patron