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Why are artists poor?
the exceptional economy of the arts

Published by Amsterdam University Press in Amsterdam .
Written in English.

About the Book

Most artists earn very little. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of aspiring young artists. Do they willing or unwilling give to the arts? Governments and other institutions also give to the arts. They often subsidize the arts to raise the low incomes. But their support is ineffective: subsidies only increase the artists’ poverty.
The economy of the arts is exceptional. Although the arts operate successfully in the marketplace, their natural affinity is with gift-giving rather than with commercial exchange. People believe that artists are selflessly dedicated to art, that price does not reflect quality and that the arts are free. But is this true?
This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts. Insightful illustrations from the practice of a visual artist support the analysis.


Library of Congress N

The Physical Object

Pagination 367 p.
Number of pages 367
Dimensions 24 cm

ID Numbers

Open Library OL22515934M
Internet Archive whyareartistspoo00abbi_256
ISBN 10 9053565655
ISBN 13 9789053565650
Library Thing 287642
Goodreads 2124886


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History Created November 15, 2008 · 9 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS

July 28, 2014 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 6, 2014 Edited by ImportBot Added IA ID.
August 19, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 24, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Fixed duplicate goodreads IDs.
November 15, 2008 Created by ImportBot Initial record created, from University of Toronto MARC record.