Artistic Capital / Edition 1

Artistic Capital / Edition 1

by David Galenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415701716

ISBN-13: 9780415701716

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At what stage of their careers do great artists produce their most important work? In a series of studies that bring new insights and new dimensions to the study of artistic creativity, Galenson’s new book examines the careers of more than one hundred modern painters, poets and novelists to reveal a powerful relationship between age and artistic creativity.…  See more details below

Overview

At what stage of their careers do great artists produce their most important work? In a series of studies that bring new insights and new dimensions to the study of artistic creativity, Galenson’s new book examines the careers of more than one hundred modern painters, poets and novelists to reveal a powerful relationship between age and artistic creativity.

Analyzing the careers of major literary and artistic figures, such as Cézanne, van Gogh, Dickens, Hemingway and Plath, Galenson highlights the different methods by which artists have made innovations.

Pointing to a new and richer history of the modern arts, this book is of interest, not only to humanists and social scientists, but to anyone interested in the nature of human creativity in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415701716
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     ix
Preface     xii
The life cycles of modern painters: evidence from art historians     1
Quantifying artistic success: ranking French painters - and paintings - from Impressionism to Cubism     3
Measuring masters and masterpieces: French rankings of French painters and paintings from Realism to Surrealism     23
Was Jackson Pollock the greatest modern American painter? A quantitative investigation     46
The New York School vs. the School of Paris: who really made the most important art after World War II?     64
The life cycles of modern painters: evidence from auction markets     85
The market evaluation of fine art: the case of modern painting     87
The life cycles of modern artists     95
Markets and artists' behavior     105
Masterpieces and markets: why the most famous modern paintings are not by American artists     107
The reappearing masterpiece: ranking American artists and art works of the late twentieth century     126
Life cycles of artistic creativity: beyond painting     143
Literary life cycles: measuring the careers of modern American poets     145
A portrait of the artist as a young or old innovator: measuring the careers of modern novelists     171
A portrait of the artist as a very young or very oldinnovator: creativity at the extremes of the life cycle     206
Notes     243
References     267
Index     281

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