Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Audiobooks allow that freedom.

Very good book about how the art world operates, from auctions to dealers to collectors. Brief Summary of Book: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton Here is a quick description and cover image of book Seven Days in the Art World written by Sarah Thornton which was published in 2008-11-3 . The saddest aspect of all is that I had a suspicion confirmed...the art world at this level is controlled by the rich and elite, so it's just another big corporate business! Though she takes the perspective of a social scientist and an anthropologist, her knowledge of art history and her respect and appreciation of contemporary art practices makes the book not only useful but also a pleasure to read. Beginning in the 1940s, Shnayerson traces a move from connoisseurship to commerce, arguing that the arc of the art market in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been yanked away from art and toward the market. Reviews tend to be short and light on plot details. Thornton plunges into a full-immersion study of seven radically different environments of the art world, from a Christie's auction to an open crit session at CalArt, from the Japanese studios of Takashi Murakami to the Venice Biennale, and records what she sees and hears. I will be debating the age-old question of the academic fine arts societies: what is art? In his final chapter…, As the time passes by, many changes in the people’s way of living is happening. I wanted her to go off but oh well. I got to read an advanced copy of this book and write a blurb about it for the magazine. If you haven't heard of record-smashing singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, is there any hope for you? The book has been awarded with , and many others. Gabriel explores the rich story of these five women whose art drove a revolution in modern art.

She lives in London. The rest of the chapters were alright, with a mix of interesting and mind-numbingly dull sections....(a bit how I feel going to a modern-art gallery itself). By using our website, you agree to our cookie policy. panels at museums, universities, and literary festivals around the world. The highlight of the book is also its Achilles’ heel. It has the feeling of having gotten the chance to mingle with and asking probing questions of many big players at significant event since.

Seven Days In Art World Summary Seven Days in the Art World gives an in depth view into the truth of invention fanatics worldwide. In this vivid "ethnography", Sarah Thornton brings us the account of seven disparate days spent in the excessive and increasingly loopy world of contemporary art. DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a copyright protection for digital media. I have access to museums in NYC and New Haven but the art world may as well be at the antipodes for me.

New topic for me but loved every bit of it. "The Studio Visit" with Murakami was my favorite interview - yea I am partial to anything and anyone Japanese but Thornton did a great job at highlighting Murakamis work and not just this crazed always on the move with huge productions- type artists. By reading these books, you dive deeper into how the world is perceived and get a glance at why the two authors believe what they think is to be right. She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. -- and how they contribute to the economics of the art world, how things are sold, and how reputations are established. An international group of scholars led by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman, provide a new more accurate understanding of Tintoretto’s oeuvre and chronology. Imagine reading a series of Vanity Fair articles and that is this. It was very engaging and made the most elite aspects of a very diverse and multi faceted industry easy to understand and follow. This book was just okay...nothing terribly interesting about it. A little bit out of date perhaps, but very useful nonetheless. What could be more fun? The result is a surprisingly engaging account of how the frothiest end of the art market works (or doesn't), written in a way that a non-ins. The highlight of the book is also its Achilles’ heel.

Hate a book? Gives a glimpse of a world that might as well be as far away from me as another galaxy. Thornton offers an elegant, evocative, sardonic view into some of the art world's most prestigious institutions. This is an anthropological study of a murky subculture given to bizarre rituals, riven by tribal conflict and prone to madness...the world of contemporary art. A frequent guest speaker, she has given talks and participated in Sarah has a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. Demystifies the strange and complex world of Contemporary Art by looking at it not as an insider, but as a keen observer who is pretending to be an insider. © 2013-2020 Widewalls | You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Please try again. In spite of her apparent hopes that this book might be a ethnology of the art world, it comes across a group of magazine articles that describe seven events -- an auction, an art fair, a biennial, etc. "Art is religion for atheists" was a new idea by me, so that was fun. Learn more about the program.

The result is a surprisingly engaging account of how the frothiest end of the art market works (or doesn't), written in a way that a non-insider can understand. Brilliant book, really enjoying the insider look at the art world! The book traces the intersecting lives and careers of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, artists who were part of the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, Seven Days in the Art World explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.

There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. FreeBookNotes has 1 more book by Sarah Thornton, with a total of 2 study guides. I got a little lost with the names and just sort of let the venues of each chapter wash over me during walks. Browse books: Recent| popular| #| a| b| c| d| e| f| g| h| i| j| k| l| m| n| o| p| q| r| s| t| u| v| w| x| y| z|. In Seven Days in the Art World, Sarah Thornton follows the money in the contemporary art world. When we observe creation, we also begin to learn about our likeness to His image not just physically, but cognitively in our desire and ability to compose. “Tavia Gilbert is upbeat and crisp as she narrates Thornton’s ethnographic investigation of the modern art world…Gilbert keeps the listener’s attention as she adeptly delivers the sly humor and sense of wonder. I didn't know any of the names either, which wasn't a problem, but I wish she gave a bit more background on herself and her influence. dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. Not necessarily for everyone, but if you are interested in art and how money moves and hype works in the art world it is a delicious and well researched close-up look into all aspects of the art market.