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100 Secrets of the Art World: Everything You Always Wanted to Know from Art…

What do major artists consider their best-kept secret? What is regarded as confidential knowledge among the key players of the global art market? In 100 Secrets of the Art World, the most powerful international individuals share their insights.Edited by Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch (author of the bestselling Management of Art Galleries), this indispensable and […]

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Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Busine…

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues […]

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Seven Days in the Art World

“An indelible portrait of a peculiar society.” ―Vogue Sarah Thornton’s vivid ethnography―an international hit, now available in fifteen translations―reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, Seven Days in the Art […]

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The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication

The Politics of Design shows the importance of visual literacy when communicating across borders and cultures. It explores the cultural meaning behind symbols, maps, photography, typography, and colors. It is a practical guide for design and communication professionals and students to create more effective and responsible visual communication. We all know the power of propaganda and […]

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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting “No. 5, 1948 “sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark” is a “Freakonomics” approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art […]