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Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes

Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759118485
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 05/16/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord are the founders and co-presidents of Lord Cultural Resources.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Why Does Culture Change? 1

1 What Is Culture? 9

2 Four Kinds of Culture 17

3 The Meanings of Art 27

4 All Art Is Social 41

5 Patronage in Action 51

6 Primacy of the Artist 75

7 Seven Principles of Cultural Change 97

8 Cultural Change and the Environment 123

9 Contemporary Cultural Change 157

Further Reading 195

Index 199

About the Authors 215

What People are Saying About This

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

This is a valuable project and the world will want to know what Gail and Barry think about the matters they touch; I can't think of authors whose practical wisdom is better suited to the task.

Marta Braun

I find this an important book because of the clarity in which the Lords set out the terms. I don't think such a thing has been done before. It's going to be an enormous aid to anyone working in the culture sector—practitioners, teachers, historians, and theorists, too.

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