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9781615194162 - Philip Hook: Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) Of Art Dealers, The Hidden Players In The History Of Art
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Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) Of Art Dealers, The Hidden Players In The History Of Art (?)

ISBN: 9781615194162 (?) or 1615194169, in english, The Experiment, New

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Philip Hook, Books, Home and Garden, Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) Of Art Dealers, The Hidden Players In The History Of Art, Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed, and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal chronological narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs, and museums. From its beginnings in Antwerp, where paintings were sometimes sold by weight, to the rich hauteur of the contemporary gallery in New York, Paris, and London, art dealing has, he shows, been about identifying what is intangible but infinitely desirable, and then finding clients for whom it is irresistible. Those who have purveyed art for a living range from tailors, spies, and the occasional anarchist to scholars, aristocrats, merchants, and connoisseurs, each variously motivated by greed, belief in their own vision of art and its history, or simply the will to win. Philip Hook’s history is one of human folly, and greed—yet ingenuity and heroism. Rogues’ Gallery is learned, witty, and irresistibly readable.  
9781615194162 - Rogues' Gallery
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Rogues' Gallery (?)

ISBN: 9781615194162 (?) or 1615194169, in english, New

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Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed, and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal chronological narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs, and museums. From its beginnings in Antwerp, where paintings were sometimes sold by weight, to the rich hauteur of the contemporary gallery in New York, Paris, and London, art dealing has, he shows, been about identifying what is intangible but infinitely desirable, and then finding clients for whom it is irresistible. Those who have purveyed art for a living range from tailors, spies, and the occasional anarchist to scholars, aristocrats, merchants, and connoisseurs, each variously motivated by greed, belief in their own vision of art and its history, or simply the will to win. Philip Hook s history is one of human folly, and greed yet ingenuity and heroism. Rogues Gallery is learned, witty, and irresistibly readable.
9781615194162 - Philip Hook: Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers, the Hidden Players in the History of Art
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Philip Hook (?):

Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (and Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers, the Hidden Players in the History of Art (?)

ISBN: 9781615194162 (?) or 1615194169, in english, Experiment, The, hardcover, New

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