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Patronage of the arts

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  • Reflections on Cultural Policyby Evan Alderson; Robin Blaser; Harold Coward

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    This book looks at the roles various world views have played in generating cultural policies at various times in Western history. Evan Alderson's introduction places the work within its social, political and historical framework. Robin Blaser addresses the problem of how we can begin to locate a responsible cultural position at the present time.... more...

  • Arts, Inc.by Bill Ivey

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy around the world, he points... more...

  • The Economics of Art and Cultureby James Heilbrun; Charles M. Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 38.00

    This 2001 book i a systematic review of the economics of the arts and performing arts. more...

  • Entering Cultural Communitiesby Diane Grams; Betty Farrell

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    Arts organizations once sought patrons primarily from among the wealthy and well educated, but for many decades now they have revised their goals as they seek to broaden their audiences. Today, museums, orchestras, dance companies, theaters, and community cultural centers try to involve a variety of people in the arts. They strive to attract a more... more...

  • Patronizing the Artsby Marjorie Garber

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? Today, as in the past, artists need the funding, approval, and friendship of patrons whether they are individuals, corporations, governments, or nonprofit foundations. But as Patronizing the Arts shows, these relationships can be problematic,... more...

  • Federalizing the Museby Donna M. Binkiewicz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 38.95

    The National Endowment for the Arts is often accused of embodying a liberal agenda within the American government. In Federalizing the Muse , Donna Binkiewicz assesses the leadership and goals of Presidents Kennedy through Carter, as well as Congress and the National Council on the Arts, drawing a picture of the major players who created national... more...

  • The Heritage Gameby Alan Peacock; Ilde Rizzo

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    A notable feature in cultural life is the growing demand to preserve and promote public access to historical buildings and sites, and artistic treasures of the past. Governments are increasingly involved in financing and regulating private attempts to meet this growing demand as well as extending their own provision of these treasures in state and... more...

  • Cultural Planningby Graeme Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Using an historic and contemporary analysis, Cultural Planning examines how and why the cultures have been planned and the extent to which cultural amenities have been considered in town planning. From its ancient roots in the cities of classical Athenian, Roman and Byzantium empires, to the European Renaissance, public culture shows both an historic... more...

  • Culture Worksby Richard Maxwell

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 70.50

    This book offers readers a number of ways to link cultural experience to political economy?to become aware of the ways in which political and economic realities and decisions determine the outlines of spaces and activities in everyday life. Unsettling and provocative, Culture Works shows how particular economies and power relations work in familiar... more...

  • The Visual Artist's Guide toby Tad Crawford

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 0.99

    Part of the Visual Artist's Guide series, this classic guide provides information about the issues relevant to visual artists today. It covers a range of groups and organizations that serve as resources for any visual artist. more...