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Seven Days in the Art World (Paperback)
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December 2008 Indie Next List
“Each chapter in Thornton's new book is a separate essay about a particular aspect of the art world, and a day spent there. We are shown both the sincerely creative and the unbelievably pretentious, the front-page headliners and the little-known people behind the scenes. What a great idea for a book!”
— Anne Wilde, Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, Mequon, WI
Sarah Thornton's vivid ethnography an international hit, now available in fifteen translations reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, ?Seven Days in the Art World? explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.
About the Author
Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. Formerly the chief correspondent on contemporary art for the "Economist", she has written for many other publications, including the "Guardian" and the "New Yorker". Sarah holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology. She lives in London.