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Post-communism, the Market and the Arts: First Sociological Assessments / Edition 1
     

Post-communism, the Market and the Arts: First Sociological Assessments / Edition 1

by Robert H. Reichardt
 

ISBN-10: 3631453132

ISBN-13: 9783631453131

Pub. Date: 12/01/1992

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

The transition from state-directed to market-oriented economies poses many problems for the artists: the logic of the market favors standardization and mass-production which does not fit for the arts. There is a multitude of styles but no clearcut concept of art in the West which could serve as guide-line. Under the communist rule, some artists almost had a

Overview

The transition from state-directed to market-oriented economies poses many problems for the artists: the logic of the market favors standardization and mass-production which does not fit for the arts. There is a multitude of styles but no clearcut concept of art in the West which could serve as guide-line. Under the communist rule, some artists almost had a monopoly for political criticism, a function which vanished after the fall of communism. Experts from ten countries (Eastern and Western) are dealing with problems like these and related topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631453131
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Pages:
205

Table of Contents

Contents: Art and socio-cultural change - Economic, social and cultural aspects of professions in the arts - Political and economic context of the arts - The actual situation of post-communism and its significance for the arts.

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