The Resource Why Are Artists Poor? : The Exceptional Economy of the Arts, Hans Abbing

Why Are Artists Poor? : The Exceptional Economy of the Arts, Hans Abbing

Label
Why Are Artists Poor? : The Exceptional Economy of the Arts
Title
Why Are Artists Poor?
Title remainder
The Exceptional Economy of the Arts
Statement of responsibility
Hans Abbing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Most artists earn very little. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of aspiring young artists. Do they give to the arts willingly or unknowingly? Governments and other institutions also give to 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 it true? This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts. Insightful illustrations from the practice of a visual artist support the analysis
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbing, Hans
Dewey number
332.63
Government publication
other
Language note
English
LC call number
N8600
LC item number
.A18 2002
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Artists
  • Economic theory
  • Arts
  • Social sciences
Target audience
specialized
Label
Why Are Artists Poor? : The Exceptional Economy of the Arts, Hans Abbing
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Structural Poverty: Do Subsidies and Donations Increase Poverty?
  • 7. The Cost Disease: Do Rising Costs in the Arts Make Subsidization Necessary?
  • 8. The Power and the Duty to Give: Why Give to the Arts?
  • 9. The Government Serves Art: Do Art Subsidies Serve the Public Interest or Group Interests?
  • 10. Art Serves the Government: How Symbiotic Is the Relationship between Art and the State?
  • 11. Informal Barriers Structure the Arts: How Free or Monopolized Are the Arts?
  • 12. Conclusion: a Cruel Economy: Why Is the Exceptional Economy of the Arts so Persistent?
  • Epilogue: the Future Economy of the Arts: Is this Book's Representation of the Economy of the Arts Outdated?
  • Notes
  • Literature
  • Frontmatter
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Sacred Art: Who Has the Power to Define Art?
  • 2. The Denial of the Economy: Why Are Gifts to the Arts Praised, While Market Incomes Remain Suspect?
  • 3. Economic Value Versus Aesthetic Value: Is There Any Financial Reward for Quality?
  • 4. The Selflessly Devoted Artist: Are Artists Reward-Oriented?
  • 5. Money for the Artist: Are Artists Just Ill-Informed Gamblers?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9786610958771
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9789048503650
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)419750
  • (OCoLC)630532278
  • (SSID)ssj0000271620
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11205653
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000271620
  • (PQKBWorkID)10293478
  • (PQKB)10000955
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC419750
  • (DE-B1597)518147
  • (DE-B1597)9789048503650
  • (EXLCZ)99111087028328336
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web
Label
Why Are Artists Poor? : The Exceptional Economy of the Arts, Hans Abbing
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Structural Poverty: Do Subsidies and Donations Increase Poverty?
  • 7. The Cost Disease: Do Rising Costs in the Arts Make Subsidization Necessary?
  • 8. The Power and the Duty to Give: Why Give to the Arts?
  • 9. The Government Serves Art: Do Art Subsidies Serve the Public Interest or Group Interests?
  • 10. Art Serves the Government: How Symbiotic Is the Relationship between Art and the State?
  • 11. Informal Barriers Structure the Arts: How Free or Monopolized Are the Arts?
  • 12. Conclusion: a Cruel Economy: Why Is the Exceptional Economy of the Arts so Persistent?
  • Epilogue: the Future Economy of the Arts: Is this Book's Representation of the Economy of the Arts Outdated?
  • Notes
  • Literature
  • Frontmatter
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Sacred Art: Who Has the Power to Define Art?
  • 2. The Denial of the Economy: Why Are Gifts to the Arts Praised, While Market Incomes Remain Suspect?
  • 3. Economic Value Versus Aesthetic Value: Is There Any Financial Reward for Quality?
  • 4. The Selflessly Devoted Artist: Are Artists Reward-Oriented?
  • 5. Money for the Artist: Are Artists Just Ill-Informed Gamblers?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9786610958771
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9789048503650
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)419750
  • (OCoLC)630532278
  • (SSID)ssj0000271620
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11205653
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000271620
  • (PQKBWorkID)10293478
  • (PQKB)10000955
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC419750
  • (DE-B1597)518147
  • (DE-B1597)9789048503650
  • (EXLCZ)99111087028328336
System details
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web

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