Sublime Economy: On the intersection of art and economics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"The premise of this collection is that despite this perceptual sharing, "sublime economy" has yet to be investigated in a purely cross-disciplinary way. Sublime Economy seeks to map this critical territory by exploring the ways diverse concepts of economy and economic value have been culturally constituted and disseminated through modern art and cultural practice." "Comprising of 14 individual essays along with an editors' introduction, Sublime Economy draws together work from some of the leading scholars in the several fields currently exploring the intersection of economic and aesthetic practices and discourses." "This book looks at how cultural critics and theorists have put forward working notions of economic value that have regularities and effects similar to those of the "expert" conceptions and discourses about value that have been the preserve of professional economists." "This book will be of great interest to students and researchers engaged with economics of art and culture, aesthetic criticism, cultural studies, as well as those with an interest in art, entrepreneurship, and marketing."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

List of figures, illustrations, and tablesp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction: Sublime economy: on the intersection of art and economicsp. 1
"Tokens of eccentricity": value and the aesthetic representation of economyp. 27
Tracing the economic: modern art's construction of economic valuep. 29
Meaning to say ...p. 65
Use, value, aesthetics: gambling with difference/speculating with valuep. 82
Sublime intercourse: economics meets aesthetics (and vice versa)p. 93
Reluctant partners: aesthetic and market value, 1708-1871p. 95
On the contemporaneousness of Roger de Piles' Balance des Peintresp. 112
How aesthetics and economics met in voc edp. 124
Economics meets esthetics in the Bloomsbury Groupp. 137
Individualism, civilization, and national character in market democraciesp. 152
Art, fleeing from capitalism: a slightly disputatious interview/conversationp. 172
Name your pricep. 201
Imaginary currencies: contemporary art on the market-critique confirmation, or playp. 203
The sociology of the new art gallery scene in Chelsea, Manhattanp. 220
The lives of cultural goodsp. 250
Moral economies and the romance of moneyp. 273
The rhetoric of prostitutionp. 275
A heap of worthless fragments: the nineteenth-century literary revaluation of the classical statuep. 291
Indexp. 312
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