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Art and the state : the visual arts in comparative perspective / Victoria D. Alexander and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. (2005)

Authors: Alexander, Victoria D., Rueschemeyer, Marilyn, 1938-, American Sociological Association
Publisher:Houndmills [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; Oxford : In association with St. Antony's College,
  • There are 8 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 6 copies of this specific edition.
  • Alexander, Victoria D.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xiii, 235 p. ; 23 cm.
  • St. Antony's series.
  • St. Antony's series.
  • St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
  • St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
  • "Two experts in the social study of the arts look at the impact of the nation-state - its actions, policies and traditions - on art institutions and artists. Focusing on the visual arts, the book examines cultural policy in the US, the UK, Norway, Sweden, and communist and postcommunist, eastern Germany Russian artists who emigrated to America and artists who experienced the transition in Germany give insight into contrasting political systems.".
  • "Art and the State demonstrates that the art-state interaction is highly complex. The state has a degree of control, never absent and never absolute, over artists; artists in authoritarian societies carve out spaces of freedom, while artists in free-market countries submit to constraints imposed by the state, and by the marketplace. But the discussion goes far beyond the issues of autonomy and freedom. Other topics include the development of audiences, arts controversies, the privatization of arts institutions, and the public role of art and artists."--BOOK JACKET.
  • 1. Introduction /​ Victoria D. Alexander and Marilyn Rueschemeyer
  • 2. The American system of support for the arts : artists and art museums /​ Victoria D. Alexander
  • 3. Enterprise culture in British arts policy /​ Victoria D. Alexander
  • 4. Art, art institutions, and the state in the welfare states of Norway and Sweden /​ Marilyn Rueschemeyer
  • 5. East German art before and after the fall of communism /​ Marilyn Rueschemeyer
  • 6. Changing countries : Russian artists in the United States /​ Marilyn Rueschemeyer
  • 7. Conclusion /​ Victoria D. Alexander and Marilyn Rueschemeyer.
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  • Originates from a meeting at the American Sociological Association's annual conference in Washington, DC, in 2000.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-235) and index.
  • English
  • 140394525X
Dewey Number:
  • 707/​.9
Standard Number:
  • 9781403945259
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 26473140
  • 26473140
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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