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Description - Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present by Charlotte Gould

A cultural history of the first truly modern art market, Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present furthers the burgeoning exploration of Britain's struggle to carve a niche for itself on the international art scene. Bringing together scholars from the UK, US, Europe, and Asia, this collection sheds new light on such crucial notions as the internationalization of the art market; the emergence of an increasingly complex exhibition culture; issues of national rivalry and emulation; artists' individual and collective strategies for their own promotion and survival; the persistent anti-commercialism of an elite group of art lovers and critics and accusations of philistinism levelled at the middle classes; as well as an unquestionable native British genius at reconciling jarring discourses. Essays explore the unresolved tension between artistic aspirations and commercial interest - a tension that has come to shape Britain's national artistic tradition - from the perspectives of artists, dealers and (super-) collectors, and the upwardly mobile middle classes whose consumerism gave rise to the British art market as it is known today. Specific case studies include Whistler, Roger Fry, Damien Hirst, and Charles Saatchi; essays consider art markets from London and Manchester to Paris and Flanders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409436690
ISBN-10: 1409436691
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charlotte Gould

Dr Charlotte Gould is a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Cachan, she is Senior Lecturer at Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle and works on contemporary British art. Dr Sophie Mesplede is Senior Lecturer at Universite Rennes 2, where she works on eighteenth-century British art. Charlotte Gould, Sophie Mesplede, Grischka Petri, Andrew Stephenson, Gabriel N. Gee, Uta Protz, Dries Lyna, Benedicte Miyamoto, Anne Helmreich, Patricia de Montfort, Chin-tao Wu, Barbel Kuster, Laurent Chatel, Guillaume Evrard, Anne-Pascale Bruneau-Rumsey.

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