The development of the art market in England : money as muse, 1730-1900 / by Thomas M. Bayer and John R. Page.

by Bayer, Thomas M. (Thomas Michael), 1953- [author.]Looking glass; Page, John R [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Financial history (London, England): Publisher: London, England : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.Description: xi, 267 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848930438; 1848930437; 9781848930445; 1848930445.Subject(s): Art -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- 18th centuryLooking glass | Art -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- 19th centuryLooking glass | Art dealers -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th centuryLooking glass | Art dealers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book gives a comprehensive account of the history and underlying economics of the modern art market in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 The Early Stages: From the Netherlands to Great Britiain
  • 2 The Commoditization of Theories of Art
  • 3 The Painter as Homo Economicus
  • 4 Critics and Auctions
  • 5 The Evolution of PIcture-Dealing
  • 6 The Victorian Era
  • 7 'Working the Oracle': The Tools of the Trade
  • 8 The Formation of a Nexus: A Story of Christies
  • 9 Commoditization and the Artist as Producer: Product Differentiation and the Domestication of Pictures
  • 10 The End of the 'Golden Age'
  • 11 Postscript: A Perpetual Innovative Whirl

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