Talking Prices

Author: Olav Velthuis
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691134030
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How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud. Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.

Talking Prices

Author: Olav Velthuis
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849403
File Size: 50,30 MB
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How do dealers price contemporary art in a world where objective criteria seem absent? Talking Prices is the first book to examine this question from a sociological perspective. On the basis of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative data, including interviews with art dealers in New York and Amsterdam, Olav Velthuis shows how contemporary art galleries juggle the contradictory logics of art and economics. In doing so, they rely on a highly ritualized business repertoire. For instance, a sharp distinction between a gallery's museumlike front space and its businesslike back space safeguards the separation of art from commerce. Velthuis shows that prices, far from being abstract numbers, convey rich meanings to trading partners that extend well beyond the works of art. A high price may indicate not only the quality of a work but also the identity of collectors who bought it before the artist's reputation was established. Such meanings are far from unequivocal. For some, a high price may be a symbol of status; for others, it is a symbol of fraud. Whereas sociological thought has long viewed prices as reducing qualities to quantities, this pathbreaking and engagingly written book reveals the rich world behind these numerical values. Art dealers distinguish different types of prices and attach moral significance to them. Thus the price mechanism constitutes a symbolic system akin to language.

Administered Prices

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly
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Toys And Prices 1994

Author: Roger Case
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ISBN: 9780873412643
File Size: 74,15 MB
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The Talking Machine

Author: Timothy C. Fabrizio
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
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An incredible variety of antique record players is documented, including those with external-horns as well as internal-horn devices, collectively known as "talking machines." The authoritative text and up-to-date value guide complement hundreds of photos to provide in this one volume a veritable library on the subject.

Administered Prices

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Annual Institute For Corporate Counsel

Author: Institute for Corporate Counsel
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File Size: 73,47 MB
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Hardwood

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Toys Prices

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ISBN: 9780873415385
File Size: 52,96 MB
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Toys Prices 1997

Author: Sharon Korbeck
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ISBN: 9780873414470
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Talking About Japan 97

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Asian Sources Timepieces

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Pages From The Talking Machine World

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Development Growth And State Of The Atomic Energy Industry

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
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File Size: 22,60 MB
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Journal Appendix

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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Processors Distributors And Retailers Perspective On Milk Prices And Milk Pricing

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Select Committee on Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition
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Talking Trade

Author: Robert S Walters
Editor: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813314440
File Size: 19,37 MB
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