The Global Rules of Art: The Emergence and Divisions of a Cultural World Economy (Princeton Studies in Global and Comparative Sociology) (Paperback)

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A trailblazing look at the historical emergence of a global field in contemporary art and the diverse ways artists become valued worldwide

Prior to the 1980s, the postwar canon of "international" contemporary art was made up almost exclusively of artists from North America and Western Europe, while cultural agents from other parts of the world often found themselves on the margins. The Global Rules of Art examines how this discriminatory situation has changed in recent decades. Drawing from abundant sources--including objective indicators from more than one hundred countries, multiple institutional histories and discourses, extensive fieldwork, and interviews with artists, critics, curators, gallerists, and auction house agents--Larissa Buchholz examines the emergence of a world-spanning art field whose logics have increasingly become defined in global terms.

Deftly blending comprehensive historical analyses with illuminating case studies, The Global Rules of Art breaks new ground in its exploration of valuation and how cultural hierarchies take shape in a global context. The book's innovative global field approach will appeal to scholars in the sociology of art, cultural and economic sociology, interdisciplinary global studies, and anyone interested in the dynamics of global art and culture.
Larissa Buchholz is an award-winning sociologist whose work centers on the dynamics of artistic production and art markets within a global context. She is also interested in broader questions of global theorizing, particularly regarding advancements in transnational/global field theory. In addition to a PhD in sociology from Columbia University, Buchholz's education encompasses art history, philosophy, media studies, and anthropology. She is assistant professor at Northwestern University and faculty fellow at the Critical Realism Network at Yale University. She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, the first woman elected from her discipline. Her work has garnered several awards, including Columbia University's Robert K. Merton Award, the ISA Junior Theorist Prize, and the ASA Junior Theorist Award, among others.
Product Details ISBN: 9780691245447
ISBN-10: 0691245444
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Princeton Studies in Global and Comparative Sociology