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Category: Overview / Management Topics / Arts Economics
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Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts _POPULAR

AuthorHans Abbing
ISBN: 9053565655
Description:  Most artists earn very little, and yet there is no shortage of young people aspiring to the field. It's widely believed that these individuals are selflessly dedicated to art, or that price does not reflect aesthetic quality, or that the arts are "free." But how much of this is true? This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts - an economy that operates successfully in the marketplace but has more natural affinities with gift giving than commercial exchange.

July 2002, Amsterdam University Press, Language: English

Description in Dutch: Kunstenaars verdienen vaak weinig. Toch is er aan jonge kunstenaars geen gebrek! Nemen zij het beperkte financiŽle gewin voor lief of weten zij niet beter? De overheid levert een bijdrage om de lage inkomens te compenseren, maar door subsidies lijkt de armoede onder kunstenaars slechts toe te nemen. In deze onconventionele en multidisciplinaire studie analyseert fotograaf, schilder en econoom Hans Abbing de uitzonderlijke economie van de kunsten: wijden kunstenaars zich geheel belangenloos aan hun werk, of laten zij zich wel degelijk leiden door economische motieven.
Added on: 2004-01-07 11:38:28
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