Art Markets and Digital Histories

Art Markets and Digital Histories

Author: Claartje Rasterhoff

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039219704

Category: Art

Page: 156

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This Special Issue of Arts investigates the use of digital methods in the study of art markets and their histories. As historical and contemporary data is rapidly becoming more available, and digital technologies are becoming integral to research in the humanities and social sciences, we sought to bring together contributions that reflect on the different strategies that art market scholars employ to navigate and negotiate digital techniques and resources. The essays in this issue cover a wide range of topics and research questions. Taken together, the essays offer a reflection on what takes to research art markets, which includes addressing difficult topics such as the nature of the research questions and the data available to us, and the conceptual aspects of art markets, in order to define and operationalize variables and to interpret visual and statistical patterns for scholarship. In our view, this discussion is enriched when also taking into account how to use shared or interoperable ontologies and vocabularies to define concepts and relationships that facilitate the use and exchange of linked (open) data for cultural heritage and historical research.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

Author: Kathryn Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429999130

Category: Art

Page: 498

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The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage. The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for the study of artworks and their histories but also debates the disciplinary opportunities and challenges that have emerged in response to the use of digital resources and methodologies. Chapters cover a wide range of technical and conceptual themes that define the current state of the field and outline strategies for future development. This book offers a timely perspective on trans-disciplinary developments that are reshaping art historical research, conservation, and teaching. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, historical theory, method and historiography, and research methods in education.

Art Markets, Agents and Collectors

Art Markets, Agents and Collectors

Author: Adriana Turpin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348891

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

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Art Markets, Agents and Collectors brings together a wide variety of case studies, based on letters and detailed archival research, which nuance the history of the art market and the role of the collector within it. Using diaries, account books and other archival sources, the contributions to this volume show how agents set up networks and acquired works of art, often developing the taste and knowledge of the collectors for whom they were working. They are therefore seen as important actors in the market, having a specific role that separates them from auctioneers, dealers, museum curators or amateurs, while at the same time acknowledging and analyzing the dual positions that many held. Each chronological period is introduced by a contextual essay, written by a leading expert in the field, which sets out the art market in the period concerned and the ways in which agents functioned. This book is an invaluable tool for those needing a broader introduction to the intricate workings of the art market.

World without history? Digital information is volatile: with it our culture can disappear but its preservation can save us

World without history? Digital information is volatile: with it our culture can disappear but its preservation can save us

Author: Stefano Cariolato

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 9788831627078

Category: Computers

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In the mid-twentieth century the digital revolution began with the introduction of the first electronic computers, which were first introduced into companies and in the state bodies then they spread strongly in the private houses as personal computers; later all these computers were connected to each other by a global telecommunication network called Internet, which had a massive development at the end of the century becoming the backbone of the worldwide information circulation. At the beginning of the 21st century the digital revolution was completed and the information of any kind (texts, images, video clips and TV broadcasts, music and songs, WEB pages) started to be recorded and disseminated in digital form rather than with a traditional media (paper, film, magnetic tape), with a displacement that engaged all human activities of any type, both collective and individual. While the development of digital technology continue at an accelerated pace the problem of information retention begin to arise, what was previously mainly entrusted to printing on paper and now is in abandonment phase: printed records are increasingly transformed into digital format and the new information is generated directly in electronic form. But while a book or a letter could be read directly even centuries after their writing, digital information has a short life because of the same technological development, that makes quickly obsolete any recording by irreversibly mutating both its hardware and reading software; other recordings arethen volatile by their very nature, such as e-mails or WEB pages, even if they could host information that could be of value in the future. Moreover digital recordings are carried out in a great variety of different formats, sometimes incompatible with each other or subject themselves to obsolescence, thus unnecessarily complicating the task of preserving their content. Most part of human culture, gradually poured into electronic form, is now jeopardized, and we risk of delivering to posterity a world without history: this book describes the current situation and what is sought to do to remedy the danger.

Writing Architectural History

Writing Architectural History

Author: Aggregate Architectural History Collective

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822988427

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Over the past two decades, scholarship in architectural history has transformed, moving away from design studio pedagogy and postmodern historicism to draw instead from trends in critical theory focusing on gender, race, the environment, and more recently global history, connecting to revisionist trends in other fields. With examples across space and time—from medieval European coin trials and eighteenth-century Haitian revolutionary buildings to Weimar German construction firms and present-day African refugee camps—Writing Architectural History considers the impact of these shifting institutional landscapes and disciplinary positionings for architectural history. Contributors reveal how new methodological approaches have developed interdisciplinary research beyond the traditional boundaries of art history departments and architecture schools, and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by conventional and unorthodox forms of evidence and narrative, the tools used to write history.

A History of the Western Art Market

A History of the Western Art Market

Author: Titia Hulst

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290631

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Art in a commercial world -- Artists and collectors in the market for art -- The Italian City-States -- Antwerp -- Amsterdam -- Germany and Spain -- London -- Paris -- Art consumption in industrial America -- New York -- The global art market

Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

Author: Diana Seave Greenwald

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192451

Category: Art

Page: 256

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"An innovative application of economic methods to the study of art history, demonstrating that new insights can be uncovered by using quantitative and qualitative methods together, which sheds light on longstanding disciplinary inequities"--

Digital Histories

Digital Histories

Author: Mats Fridlund

Publisher: Helsinki University Press

ISBN: 9789523690219

Category: History

Page: 382

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Historical scholarship is currently undergoing a digital turn. All historians have experienced this change in one way or another, by writing on word processors, applying quantitative methods on digitalized source materials, or using internet resources and digital tools. Digital Histories showcases this emerging wave of digital history research. It presents work by historians who – on their own or through collaborations with e.g. information technology specialists – have uncovered new, empirical historical knowledge through digital and computational methods. The topics of the volume range from the medieval period to the present day, including various parts of Europe. The chapters apply an exemplary array of methods, such as digital metadata analysis, machine learning, network analysis, topic modelling, named entity recognition, collocation analysis, critical search, and text and data mining. The volume argues that digital history is entering a mature phase, digital history ‘in action’, where its focus is shifting from the building of resources towards the making of new historical knowledge. This also involves novel challenges that digital methods pose to historical research, including awareness of the pitfalls and limitations of the digital tools and the necessity of new forms of digital source criticisms. Through its combination of empirical, conceptual and contextual studies, Digital Histories is a timely and pioneering contribution taking stock of how digital research currently advances historical scholarship.

Spaces of Connoisseurship

Spaces of Connoisseurship

Author: Alison Clarke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004518902

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Spaces of Connoisseurship explores the ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of judging Old Master paintings in the nineteenth-century British art trade, via a comparison of family art dealers Thomas Agnew & Sons (“Agnew’s) and London’s National Gallery.

Artist's Market 2018

Artist's Market 2018

Author: Noel Rivera

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440352850

Category: Art

Page: 675

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A successful art career at your fingertips! Do you want to establish or expand a career for yourself in fine art, illustration, or design? Artist's Market 2018 is the must-have reference guide you need. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. Artist's Market 2018 includes the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible. Grow your art business with these resources: • Up-to-date contact information for more than 1,800 art market resources, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs, and more • Articles on the business of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your work • Information on grants, residencies, organizations, publications, and websites that offer support and direction for visual artists of all types • NEW! Articles on social media marketing, monitoring your copyright, how to get your work into a gallery, what art students need to know to prepare for a successful career, and a look at whether art loan programs might be right for you. In addition, read great interviews with successful artists Aaron Becker, Brianna Scharstein, and Katherine Chang Liu.

Art History and Visual Studies in Europe

Art History and Visual Studies in Europe

Author: Matthew Rampley

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004218772

Category: History

Page: 567

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This book undertakes a critical survey of art history across Europe, examining the recent conceptual and methodological concerns informing the discipline as well as the political, social and ideological factors that have shaped its development in specific national contexts.

Art Market Research

Art Market Research

Author: Tom McNulty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613970

Category: Art

Page: 332

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This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.