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A fly-on-the-wall account of the smart and strange subcultures that make, trade, curate, collect, and hype contemporary art. The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative…

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Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a ‘journey of exploration’. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design.…

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I’d Rather Be in the Studio! offers artists practical and comfortable approaches to self-promotion. The focus is on sharing the artwork directly with potential buyers through electronic and traditional communication outlets—in a manner that is comfortable, not artificial. Includes online worksheets and downloads at idratherbeinthestudio.com.

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The work of a pioneering artist, whose explorations of mass culture, consumerism, and politics remain highly relevant today This richly illustrated monograph brings together Bayrle’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, wallpapers, installations, and prints from the past years to showcase his lasting influence and continued relevance. Bayrle, along with Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, is considered a…