Seven Days in the Art World (Paperback)

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“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's Seven Days in the Art World was named one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times and is available in sixteen languages. Shewas the chief writer on contemporary art forthe Economist. She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393337129
ISBN-10: 039333712X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 2009
Pages: 287
Language: English