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The Art Market: Moments, Methodologies, Meanings, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Caroline McCaffrey
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Reading List

Alsop, Joseph, The rare art traditions : the history of art collecting and its linked phenomena wherever these have appeared , (London, Thames and Hudson, 1982).

Appadurai, Arjun, (ed.), The Social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective , (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste , (trans. Richard Nice), (London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984).

Burn, Ian, ‘The Art Market: Affluence and Degradation’, in Harrison, C., & Wood, P., (eds), Art in theory, 1900-1990 : an anthology of changing ideas , (Oxford, Blackwell, 1996), pp.908-911.

Foucault, Michel, The Order of Things: an archaeology of the human sciences , (London, Tavistock Publications, 1970).

Foucault, Michel, The archaeology of knowledge , translated by A.M. Sheridan Smith, (New York, Pantheon Books, 1972).

Goldstein, Malcolm, Landscape with figures : a history of art dealing in the United States , (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000).

Hauser, Arnold, The sociology of art , translated by Kenneth J. Northcott, (London, Routledge, Kegan & Paul, 1982).

Haskell, Francis, Rediscoveries in Art, some aspects of taste, fashion and collecting in England and France , 1750-1900, (1976), (Oxford, Phaidon, 1980).

Herrmann, Frank, The English as collectors : a documentary sourcebook , (London, Chatto & Windus, 1972).

Koerner, Joseph, and Koerner, Lisbet, ‘Value’, in Nelson, R & Shiff, R., (eds), Critical Terms for Art History , (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1996), pp.292-306.

Reitlinger, Gerald, The Economics of Taste: Volume I, The Rise and Fall of Picture Prices, 1760-1960, (London, Barrie & Rockliff, 1961).

Reitlinger, Gerald, The economics of taste Vol.2, The rise and fall of objects d'art prices since 1750 London, Barrie & Rockliff, 1963).

Rheims, Maurice, Art on the market; thirty-five centuries of collecting and collectors from Midas to Paul Getty. Translated from the French by David Pryce-Jones. (London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1961), (first published in 1959 as The Strange Life of Objects).

Thompson, Michael, Rubbish theory : the creation and destruction of value , (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1979).

Warren, J and Turpin, A (eds), Auctions, agents and dealers : the mechanisms of the art market, 1660-1830 , (Oxford, Beazley, 2007).

White, Harrison C., & White, Cynthia, Canvases and careers : institutional change in the French painting world , (New York, Wiley, 1965).

Wood, Paul, ‘Commodity’, in Nelson, R & Shiff, R., (eds), Critical Terms for Art History , (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1996), pp.257-275.

Behrman, S.N., Duveen , (London, Hamilton, 1952).

Garstang, Donald (ed.), Art commerce scholarship : a window onto the art world - Colnaghi 1760 to 1984. , (London, P&D Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., 1984).

Hermann, Frank, Sotheby's : a portrait of an auction house , (London, Chatto & Windus, 1980).

Lacy, Robert, Sotheby's : bidding for class , (London, Little Brown, 1998).

Mass, Jeremy, Gambart : prince of the Victorian art world , (London, Barrie & Jenkins, 1975).

Read, Sir Herbert (intro), Diary of an Art Dealer: René Gimpel , (London, Hamilton, 1986).

Redford, George, Art sales : a history of sales of pictures and other works of art, with notices of the collections sold, names of owners, titles of pictures, prices and purchasers ... including the purchases and prices of pictures for the National Gallery, (2 volumes), (London, privately printed, 1888). Volume one available online here. Volume two available online here

Roberts, W. Memorials of Christie's, William Roberts. , (2 vols.), (London, G. Bell, 1897).

Simpson, Colin, The partnership : the secret association of Bernard Berenson and Joseph Duveen , (London, Bodley Head, 1987).

Smith, Charles, Auctions : the social construction of value , (New York, Free Press, 1989).

Sutton, Denys, Christie's since the War, 1945-1958 : an essay on taste, patronage and collecting. , (London, Christie’s, 1959).

Watson, Peter, Sotheby's : the inside story , (London, Bloomsbury, 1997).

De Marchi, N. and Van Miegrot, H., (eds), Mapping markets for paintings in Europe 1450-1750 , (Turnhout, Brepols, 2006).

Fantoni, Marcello, Matthew, Louisa C., & Matthews-Grieco, Sara F., (eds.), The art market in Italy, 15th-17th centuries = Il mercato dell'arte in Italia, secc. 15.-17. / edited by , (Modena, Franco Cosimo Panini, 2003).

Goldthwaite, Richard, The Building of Renaissance Florence. An Economic and Social History , (Baltimore, John Hopkins Press, 1982).

Montias, J.M., Artists and artisans in Delft : a socio-economic study of the seventeenth century ’, (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1982).

Montias, J.M., Art at auction in 17th century Amsterdam , (Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Press, 2002).

North, Michael, and Ormrod, David, (eds), Art markets in Europe, 1400-1600 , (Aldershot, Ashgate, 1998).

O’Malley, Michelle, The Business of Art: Contracts and the Commissioning Process in Renaissance Italy , (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2005).

Wackernagle, Martin, The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market , (1938), (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1981).

Welch, Evelyn, Shopping in the Renaissance : consumer cultures in Italy 1400-1600 , (London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2005).

Vermeylen, F., Painting for the market : commercialization of art in Antwerp's golden age , (Turnhout, Brepols, 2003).

Blanc, Charles, Le trésor de la curiosité : tiré des catalogues de vente de tableaux, dessins, estampes, livres, marbres, bronzes, ivoires, terres cuites, vitraux, médailles, armes, porcelaines, meubles, émaux, laques et autres objets d'art , (Paris, Renouard, 1857).

Brigstocke, Hugh, William Buchanan and the 19th century art trade : 100 letters to his agents in London , (London, published privately by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1982).

Haskell, Francis, Rediscoveries in Art, some aspects of taste, fashion and collecting in England and France, 1750-1900 , (1976), (Oxford, Phaidon, 1980).

Lippincott, Louise, Selling art in Georgian London : the rise of Arthur Pond , (London, Yale University Press, 1983).

Pomian, Krzysztof, Collectors and curiosities : Paris and Venice, 1500-1800 , (1987), translated by Elizabeth Wiles-Portier, (Cambridge, Polity Press, 1990).

Smith, John, A Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of the most , (9 Parts), (London, J.Smith, 1829-1842).

Solkin, David, Painting for money : the visual arts and the public sphere in eighteenth-century England , (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1992).

Caygill, M and Cherry, J. (eds.), A.W. Franks : nineteenth-century collecting and the British Museum , (London, British Museum Press, 1997).

Dickens, Charles, The old curiosity shop , (1841), (London, Chapman & Hall, n.d.).

Guest, Montague J., (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals : confidences of a collector of ceramics and antiques throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria and Germany from the year 1869 to 1885 , (2 Volumes, London, John Lane, 1911).

Harris, John, Moving rooms , (London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2007).

Ingamells, John, (ed.), The Hertford Mawson letters : the 4th Marquess of Hertford to his agent Samuel Mawson , (London, Wallace Collection, 1981).

Ostergard, Derek, E., (ed.), William Beckford, 1760-1844 : an eye for the magnificent , (New Haven & London, Yale University Press & The Bard Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, 2001).

Saisselin, Rémy G., The bourgeois and the bibelot , (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, Rutgers University Press, 1984).

Tomkins, Calvin, Merchants and masterpieces : the story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art , (Longman, 1970).

Tracy, Charles, Continental church furniture in England : a traffic in piety , (Woodbridge, Antique Collector’s Club, 2001).

Wainwright, Clive, The romantic interior : the British collector at home, 1750-1850 , (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1989).

Barlow, P. & Trodd, C., Governing cultures : art institutions in Victorian London , (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2000).

Casteras, Susan & Denney, Colleen, (eds.), The Grosvenor Gallery : a palace of art in Victorian England , (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1996).

Chu, Petra ten-Doesschate, ‘The Lu(c)re of London: French Artists and Art Dealers in the British Capital’, in Monet's London : artists' reflections on the Thames 1859-1914 , Exh. Cat. (St Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, 2005), pp.39-54.

Codell, Julie, ‘Artists’ Professional Societies: Production, Consumption, and Aesthetics’, in Allen, B., (ed), Towards a modern art world , (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1995).

Macleod, Dianne, S., Art and the Victorian middle class : money and the making of cultural identity , (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Newall, Christopher, The Grosvenor Gallery exhibitions : change and continuity in the Victorian art world , (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Veblen, Thorstein, The theory of the leisure class (1898), (London, George Allen & Unwin, 1970).

Ruskin, John, A Joy For Ever, and Its Price in the Market , (1857), (New York, Cosimo, 2005).

Balzac, Honoré de, trans. Herbert J. Hunt, The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) , (1831), (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1977).

Balzac, Honoré de, trans. Herbert J. Hunt, Le cousin Pons, (1847), (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1968).  

Beckett, Alice, Fakes : forgery and the art world , (London, Richard Cohen, 1995).

Benjamin, Walter, ‘ The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction [electronic resource] ’, in Illuminations: Walter Benjamin, edited by Hannah Arendt, (London, Jonathan Cape, 1970) pp.219-253.

Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste , (trans. Richard Nice), (London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984).

Bourdieu, Pierre, and Darbel, Alain, with Dominique Schnapper, The love of art : European art museums and their public , (Oxford, Polity Press, 1991).

Briefel, Aviva, The deceivers : art forgery and identity in the nineteenth century , (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2006).

Byng-Hall, Major Herbert, Adventures of a bric-a-brac hunter. , (London, Tinsley Brothers, 1868).

Dutton, Denis, (ed.), Forger's art , (Berkeley, USA, University of California Press, 1983).

Gautier, Theophile, 'The Mummy's Foot', (1840) in ‘ The mummy's foot and other stories

Jones, Mark, Fake? : the art of deception , (London, British Museum, 1990).

Jones, Mark, (ed.), Why fakes matter : essays on problems of authenticity , (London, British Museum, 1992).

Phillips, David, Exhibiting authenticity , (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1997).

Baudrillard, Jean, (trans. James Benedict), The system of objects , (London, Verso, 1996).

Baudrillard, Jean, (trans. Charles Levin), For a critique of the political economy of the sign , (St. Louis, Mo., Telos Press, 1981).

Belk, Russell, Collecting in a consumer society , (London, Routledge, 1995).

Bourdieu, Pierre, ‘The production of belief: contribution to a symbolic economy of goods’, in Collins, R., (ed), Media, culture & society. , (London, 1986), pp.131-163.

Braathen, M. et al, The price of everything-- : perspectives on the art market, May 17-June 24, 2007. , (Yale University Press & The Whitney Museum of Art, 2007).

Mauss, Marcel, The gift : forms and functions of exchange in archaic societies , (1925), (translated by Ian Cunnison), (London, Cohen & West, 1954, 1969).

Nori, F. et al, Arte, prezzo e valore : arte contemporanea e mercato = Art, price and value : contemporary art and the market. , (Italy, Silvana, 2008).

O’Doherty, Brian, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space , (San Francisco, Lapis Press, 1976).

Poggi, Gianfranco, Money and the modern mind : George Simmel's Philosophy of money , (Berkeley, USA, University of California Press, 1993).

Pollock, Lindsay, The girl with the gallery : Edith Gregor Halpert and the making of the New York art market , (Public affairs, 2007).

Shubik, Martin, ‘Dealers in Art’, in Towse, R. (ed), A handbook of cultural economics , (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2003), pp.194-200.

Simmel, Georg, The Philosophy of Money , (1900), (translated by Tom Bottomore and David Frisby), (London, Routledge, 1990).

Thornton, Sarah, Seven days in the art world , (London, Granta, 2008).

Velthuis, Olav, Talking prices : symbolic meanings of prices on the market for contemporary art , (Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2005).

Vickery, Jonathan, ‘Organising Art: Constructing Aesthetic Value’, in Knell, S (ed), Museums in the material world , (Abingdon, Routledge, 2007), pp.214-229.

Wu, Chin-Tao, Privatising culture : corporate art intervention since the 1980s , (London, Verso, 2003).

Robertson, Iain, A new art from emerging markets(Surrey, Lund Humphries, 2011).

Stallabrass, Julian, Art incorporated : the story of contemporary art, (New York, OUP, 2004).

Li, Pi (ed), Touching the stones : China art now(London,Walter Konig, 2007).

Fowle, Francis, Van Gogh's twin : the Scottish art dealer, Alexander Reid 1854-1928 (Edinburgh, NGS, 2010).

Assouline, Pierre, Discovering Impressionism : the life of Paul Durand-Ruel (New York, Magowan, 2004).


This list was last updated on 30/10/2011