9780226894874-0226894878-Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World

Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World

ISBN-13: 9780226894874
ISBN-10: 0226894878
Edition: 1
Author: White, Harrison C., White, Cynthia A.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226894874
ISBN-10: 0226894878
Edition: 1
Author: White, Harrison C., White, Cynthia A.
Publication date: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages

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Acknowledged authors White, Harrison C., White, Cynthia A. wrote Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World comprising 198 pages back in 1993. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226894878 and 9780226894874. Since then Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the nineteenth century, the Académie des Beaux Arts, and institution of central importance to the artistic life of France for over two hundred years, yielded much of its power to the present system of art distribution, which is dependent upon critics, dealers, and small exhibitions. In Canvases and Careers, Harrison and Cynthia White examine in scrupulous and fascinating detail how and why this shift occurred. Assimilating a wide range of historical and sociological data, the authors argue convincingly that the Academy, by neglecting to address the social and economic conditions of its time, undermined its own ability to maintain authority and control.

Originally published in 1965, this ground-breaking work is a classic piece of empirical research in the sociology of art. In this edition, Harrison C. White's new Foreword compares the marketing approaches of two contemporary painters, while Cynthia A. White's new Afterword reviews recent scholarship in the field.

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