Hardback • 256 Pages • Size: 244 × 172 mm
Includes 23 colour illustrations
Series: Handbooks in International Art Business
'Hacking’s concise and lively guide to the economics and inner workings of the current photography market is a must-read for anyone interested in taking the plunge as a collector.'
"A must-read for anyone seriously interested in photography, its history, and how it became a major force in a generally resistant art world."
Joel Meyerowitz Photographer
Photography and the Art Market
DescriptionThe first part of this essential handbook provides an art-business analysis of the market for art photography and explains how to navigate it; the second is an art-historical account of the evolution of art photography from a marginal to a core component of the international fine-art scene.
In tracing the emergence of a robust art-world sub-system for art photography, sustaining both significant art-world presence and strong trade, the book shows the solid foundations on which today's international market is built, examines how that market is evolving, and points to future developments.
This pioneering handbook is a must-read for scholars, students, curators, dealers, photographers, private collectors and institutional buyers, and other arts professionals.