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Inventing the Art Collection: Patrons, Markets, and the State in Nineteenth-Century Spain
Vazquez, Oscar E.
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Format: Hardcover, 295pp.
Date of publication: Sep 05 2001
ISBN-13: 9780271020846
Dimensions: 28.96 cm. (length) X 22.05 cm. (width) X 2.69 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 1208 grams
This book includes illustrations
About the Book
The pace and scale of the exchange of cultural goods of all sorts — paintings, furniture, even ladies' fans — increased sharply in nineteenth-century Spain, and new institutions and practices for exhibiting as well as valorizing "art" were soon formed. Oscar Vazquez maps this cultural landscape, tracing the connections between the growth of art markets and changing patterns of collecting. Unlike many earlier students of collecting, he focuses not upon questions of taste but rather upon the discursive and institutional frameworks that came to regulate art's economic and symbolic worth at all levels of Spanish society.
Drawing upon sources that range from newspaper reviews to notarial documents, Vazquez shows how collecting acquired the power to mediate debates over individual, regional, and national identity. His book also looks at the emergence of a new state apparatus for arts administration and situates these social and political changes in the broader European... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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