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Dark Side of the Boom: the excesses of the art market in the twenty-first century. (Print copy) by This book scrutinizes the excesses and extravagances that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery and fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, as do the upheavals in auction houses and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions. Drawing on a series of tenaciously wrought interviews with artists, collectors, lawyers, bankers and convicted artist forgers, the author charts the voracious commodification of artists and art objects, and art's position in the clandestine puzzle of the highest echelons of global capital. Adam's revelations appear even more timely in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, for example incorporating examples of the way tax havens have been used to stash art transactions - and ownership - away from public scrutiny. With the same captivating style of her bestselling Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, Georgina Adam casts her judicious glance over a section of the art market whose controversies and intrigues will be of eye-opening interest to both art-world players and observers.
Call Number: 706.88
Publication Date: 2018-03-15
Designing Together: the collaboration and conflict management handbook for creative professionals. (Print copy) by Collaboration and conflict management are not taught in design school and yet every designer is expected to know how to work well with others. The talent and technical skill of a designer does not alone ensure project success. Designers must excel at dealing with other people. This book is geared for everyday design teams, rather than for management or leadership, and helps designers answer the question, "How can I be a better team player?" It explores typical situations designers face, and the personality and behavioral traits they may bring to these situations. It offers techniques for resolving conflicts, and behaviors that lead to collaboration--and design success.
Call Number: 745.2 BRO
Publication Date: 2013-06-14
The Value of Art: money, power, beauty. (Print copy) by In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers an up-close 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. Few avid collectors are immune to the thrill of rising market value, but Findlay argues that buying for investment alone is seldom smart. A genuine love of art and the ways it may enrich one's social life also play important roles. 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. AUTHOR: Michael Findlay One of the earliest dealers in SoHo, New York, he showcased major emerging artists including John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, and Hannah Wilke. Named Head of Impressionist and Modern Paintings at Christie's in 1984, he later became its International Director of Fine Arts. Since 2000 he has been a director at Acquavella Galleries, New York, which in recent years has held major exhibitions of important Impressionist, modern, and contemporary masters. REVIEWS: "The Value of Art" is one of the best ever published on the art world."- ARTnews "Mr. Findlay passes along his own, entertaining view of the art world's evolution over the past few decades..." - The Wall Street Journal SELLING POINTS: Now available in an updated paperback edition Explains the market for art and its value for all 53 colour illustrations
Call Number: 701.18 FIN
Publication Date: 2014
Art of the Deal: contemporary art in a global financial market. (Print copy) by Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Art is no longer simply made, but packaged, sold, and branded. In Art of the Deal, Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where it's headed. In a new postscript, Horowitz reflects on the evolution of the trade since the book's original release in 2011, shining light on the market's continued ascent as well as its most urgent challenges.
Call Number: 706.88 HOR
Publication Date: 2014
Craft a Creative Business. (Print copy) by A complete must-read guide for anyone wanting to turn their hobby, craft or art skills into a successful business. Covering everything you ever wanted to know, Fiona gives clear, simple advice on the importance of identifying markets, focusing on a USP, assessing the competition, making sure the price is right and setting goals. The book includes sections on product photography, branding. and legal matters. The book has particular emphasis on online selling, with detailed information on markets, blogging, using social media and the importance of analytics and SEO (search engine optimisation). Information on offline selling is included too, with notes on selling at craft fairs, trade fairs and markets, selling through retail outlets, running courses and workshops, and featuring work in the media. "The Craft & Hobby Association UK (CHA-UK) highly recommends Craft a Creative Business as a must read for anybody starting-up or working in the craft industry! It gives you insightful knowledge, helpful hints and tips written in an easy to read format by the incredible Fiona Pullen." Craig De Souza, CHA-UK
Call Number: 658.11 PUL
Publication Date: 2014
Goodman, CJ (2005) ‘Selling art at fairs and festivals’, American Artist, 69 (756), pp. 79-82.Click here to access
Spanos, L (2012) ‘Selling your art from a to z: business tips for the artistically-inclined Art Business News, 39(1), pp. 42-44. Click here to access
Chreiber, B. (2001) ‘Selling those babies: pricing your art, or how to mess up a perfectly good day’, Art Papers, 25(4), p. 12. Click here to access
Charnley, K. (2011) ‘The art collective as impurity’, Art & The Public Sphere, 1(3), pp. 243-268. Click here to access
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