Art Worlds: 25th Anniversary edition, Updated and Expanded

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Univ of California Press, Apr 8, 2008 - Art - 440 pages
This classic sociological examination of art as collective action explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers who—along with the artist—"produce" a work of art. Howard S. Becker looks at the conventions essential to this operation and, prospectively, at the extent to which art is shaped by this collective activity. The book is thoroughly illustrated and updated with a new dialogue between Becker and eminent French sociologist Alain Pessin about the extended social system in which art is created, and with a new preface in which the author talks about his own process in creating this influential work.
 

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Contents

Art Worlds and Collective Activity
1
Jeffers Robinson 193194
6
Myhram Dan
7
occupations Edo Period Japan artist poet
12
Painting and sculpture 1516
15
Kase Thelma
26
Conventions
40
Ballet production of Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet
43
Convicts singing
257
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men 345
260
Simon Rodia the Watts Towers
261
James Hampton Throne of the Third Heaven of the National Millenium General Assembly
262
McCarthy Mary 8889
266
Arts and Crafts
272
Change in Art Worlds 300
273
Robert Arneson Sinking Brick Plates
280

Katz Elihu
55
Palais Ideal 263266 267
64
Robert Frank Navy Recruiting Station Post Office
65
Mobilizing Resources
68
Distributing Art Works 93
69
Scene from The Red Badge of Courage directed
85
Parker Horatio 233240
104
Kealey Edward R 1718
106
Aesthetics Aestheticians and Critics
131
Kirkpatrick John 34 237
132
Program of a concert given by Ludwig van Beethoven
136
Labeling theory of deviance
149
Marcel Duchamp Fountain
154
Orson Welles moderndress production of Julius Caesar
176
Art and the State 1 65
186
Editing
192
Howard S Becker The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet in San Francisco print and contact sheet
196
A performance of Cookie by members of the Tactile Art Group
206
Lachman Edward 7
213
Last Days of Pompeii The 128
222
Integrated Professionals Mavericks Folk Artists and Naive Artists
227
Charles Ives
234
Conlon Nancarrow and the apparatus for creating player piano compositions
245
Quilt designs
252
Marilyn Levine Brown Satchel
282
Robert Arneson Typewriter
284
Robert Arneson A Tremendous Teapot
285
McGee Fibber 66
291
a Gertrude Kasebier untitled photograph
295
MaholyNagy Lazslo ix
298
James M Davis The Railroad Tis Like Life
318
Stereoscope manufacturing at Underwood and Underwood
323
Stock room Underwood and Underwood
324
Ad for stereographs in the Sears Roebuck catalogue
327
The Buddy Petit Jazz Band of New Orleans
334
The Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
335
Unknown photographer A Dewy Morning The Farmers Surprise
337
Stereoscopes in the schoolroom
338
Matisse Henri 231
341
Alfred Stieglitz The City of Ambition
342
Walker Evans Houses and Billboards Atlanta Georgia 1936
347
Reputation
351
Mavericks 233246 307 367368
367
Epilogue to the 25th Anniversary Edition
372
Bibliography
387
Index
401
Mavra 290291
408
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Howard S. Becker is author of many books including Telling About Society, Writing for Social Scientists, and Outsiders.

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