Value Of Art, The: Money, Power, Beauty

by Findlay, Michael

Value Of Art, The: Money, Power, Beauty

Price:  US$38.38   (SGD47.98*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 207 pages
Published:  2012, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9783791346380
SB#:  053306 (705)

About This Book

In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a close up and personal view of almost a half century in the business of art. He engagingly explains art's three kinds of value: commercial; social; and what he terms its essential value-the range of responses to art that we as individuals have depending on our culture, education, and life experience. Down-to-earth and with a touch of dry wit, he explains exactly how artworks are valued and reveals the workings of the art market. Enhancing his narrative are wise advice, insider anecdotes, and tales of scoundrels and scams, celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries. Generously illustrated, Findlay's distillation of a lifetime's experience makes this insider's guide indispensable for all who love art, not only collectors but true "amateurs" as well.

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