Seven Days in the Art World
Publish date: November 17th 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Art History
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. But the sense of 'look I'm inside the 'in crowd', the name dropping, the 'hip' factor of the whole project annoyed me to no end. The information is there but under layers upon layers of gossip, 'm'as-tu vu' digressions and a gloss of 'I'm with the band' t...
In the world that surrounds us, there are many smaller "worlds" that regular people don't usually have access to. Some, like the medical or forensic experts world, are explored through popular TV shows and mass media culture, so that the general population, not exactly being a part of it, still feel...
When I read books like this one, I sigh with relief that I am a humble librarian, completely unconcerned with the business aspects of the world that seem to have permeated our whole society, even, it seems, the art world. Thornton visits seven icons of the art world, and devotes a chapter of her boo...
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