Artworld Prestige

Arguing Cultural Value
Author(s): 
Van Laar, Timothy
Author(s): 
Diepeveen, Leonard
ISBN: 
9780199913985
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£17.99

This book examines the ways in which cultural arguments about value develop: the processes by which some practices, artists, and media in the artworld win and others lose. The authors argue that the concept of prestige, although uncomfortable and consistently overlooked, is an essential model for understanding artworld values.