Art Worlds: 25th Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded

Howard S. Becker (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$34.95  $32.15
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
April 08, 2008
Pages
408
Dimensions
6.06 X 1.06 X 8.87 inches | 1.27 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520256361
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About the Author

Howard S. Becker is author of many books including Telling About Society, Writing for Social Scientists, and Outsiders.