Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers
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 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...more
But be aware of the fact that as a reader you need to display an impressive level of erudition as well, in order to follow sufficiently this work and of course a certain level of artistical interest otherwise the reading process ...more
32489013. sy475 Про все це й не лише розповідає дослідник історії мистецтва Філіп Гук. Він створив цілу галерею портретів — ні, не пройдисвітів (хоча дехто зі згаданих у книзі арт-дилерів таким і був), ...more
The reader doesn't have to be particularly knowledgeable about art or even the art world to enjoy this book. This is the filthy lucre side which people pretend to ignore. The dust of bails, the dirt of merchandise.
He approaches the evolution of ...more
I finished "Rogues' Gallery" pretty much as ignorant of "A His ...more
Readers who wish to know more about the world of art dealing may want to pick up this title. Hook examines the world of art dealing over the last few centuries, highlighting key art dealers and their partnerships with the biggest named artists of their time. Hook examines how art dealers themselves did or did not influence artists’ works, as well as the influence art dealers had with clie ...more
The book mostly centres on the great dealers of the 20th century who ...more
Philip Hook has written a book that could easily be used in university-level Art History classes and probably should be. Rogues' Gallery highlights the vital importance, and occasional really dirty dealing, of art dealers ranging from the Renaissance to Contemporary era of European and American art. Without dealers, artists would often have been unable to sell their works and one need only look at the number of known artists wh ...more
Ši knyga, ko gero, yra pirmoji atidžiai ir kruopščiai, bet įdomiai apžvelgianti meno pasaulio vadybininkų gyvenimą, istorijas apvelkanti detektyvine emocija, bei kvestionuojanti, ar tik vadybininkai, ...more
As I have learned from exploring this book, this impression is based ...more
Its a practical matter of selling the ineffable products of an artist to those with fathomless wealth. And to that you end up with people who make it happen. Hook goes in depth with the characters who have made up this worl ...more
He organizes the information very well, his writing skill is good. ...more