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Irish Intellectuals and Aesthetics: The Making of a Modern Art Collection

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  • Irish Intellectuals and Aesthetics: The Making of a Modern Art Collection (Irish Academic Press) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Marta Herrero

    Irish Intellectuals and Aesthetics: The Making of a Modern Art Collection

    Hardcover, Irish Academic Press
    2007
    English
    214 pages

    ISBN: 0716533278
    ISBN-13: 9780716533276

    This book offers a novel sociological approach to art collecting with a study of the practices involved in the making of the collection for the Irish Musem of Modern Art in Dublin. Drawing on the work of sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Pierre Bourdieu on intellectuals, it argues that art collecting can be theorised as a form of intellectual practice whereby art objects are assigned collecting value. The study is based on interviews with professionals in Dublin's art world, museum and gallery directors, curators, and in its ... Show more

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