Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights / Edition 1

Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights / Edition 1

by Bill Ivey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520241126

ISBN-13: 9780520241121

Pub. Date: 05/10/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy around the world, he points to a looming

Overview

In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy around the world, he points to a looming crisis. The expanding footprint of copyright, an unconstrained arts industry marketplace, and a government unwilling to engage culture as a serious arena for public policy have come together to undermine art, artistry, and cultural heritage—the expressive life of America.
In eight succinct chapters, Ivey blends personal and professional memoir, policy analysis, and deeply held convictions to explore and define a coordinated vision for art, culture, and expression in American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241121
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/10/2008
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


The Cultural Bill of Rights     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     1
Heritage     27
Artists     57
A Creative Life     94
America, Art, and the World     124
Art of Lasting Value     155
Strong, Responsible Institutions     184
The Failure of Government     222
Conclusion: Bridging the Cultural Divide     261
Acknowledgments     297
Notes     299
Bibliography     323
Index     329

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