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Commissioning Contemporary Art By Louisa Buck

Commissioning Contemporary Art

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Provides a guide to commissioning contemporary art. This text is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from some of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners and museum directors, including Nicholas Serota, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Jeff Koonss.
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Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists by Louisa Buck

This handbook provides the definitive guide to commissioning contemporary art. Every step and stage is revealed and demystified - from the initial invitation to an artist to the financing of a project, from the drafting of contracts to the final siting and installation of works, from the care and preservation of commissioned pieces to their interpretation and publicity. Combining theoretical and conceptual considerations with practical ones, Buck and McClean's lively and instructive text is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from some of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners and museum directors of today, including Nicholas Serota, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Mark Wallinger, Anish Kapoor, RoseLee Goldberg, Thomas Krens, Anne Pasternak, Barbara Gladstone, Mera Rubell, and Olafur Eliasson, to provide a detailed and informed how-to guide to the commissioning process.

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Commissioning Contemporary Art Reviews


'Very readable ... very thought-provoking' - Independent
'Well conceived and eminently practical ... required reading for anyone intending to enter into this precarious union ... together, the art critic and legal expert successfully demythologize the process of commissioning a contemporary work of art' - The Art Newspaper

About Louisa Buck


Louisa Buck is a writer and broadcaster on contemporary art. She has been the London contemporary art columnist for The Art Newspaper, and is a regular reviewer on BBC radio and TV, including Front Row, Nightwaves and BBC World Service's The Strand. She has written numerous books and was a judge for the 2005 Turner Prize. Daniel McClean specialises in art law. He is the co-author, with Karsten Schubert, of Trials of Art; Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture.

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GOR010673961
Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists by Louisa Buck
Louisa Buck
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2012-10-08
320
0500238987
9780500238981
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.