How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values
by Hans van Maanen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2009
Number of pages: 314
This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfills in our culture. The author sets out to establish how the organisation of art worlds serves the functioning of the arts in society.
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