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Art & money, Marc Shell

Label
Art & money
Title
Art & money
Statement of responsibility
Marc Shell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Marc Shell argues that Christian ideology, ambivalent about both art and money, has conflated religion, art, and coinage. If engraving or inscription assigns value, then the first widely produced artistic "reproductions" were coins, acting as religious icons with a meaning at once spiritual and material. In the first half of the book, Shell establishes an ongoing interaction between symbolization in currency and aesthetic production. He covers a range of issues from the iconoclast controversies to nuances of Christian doctrine on the materiality of money and the significance of liturgical objects, from the Eucharist wafer to the Holy Grail to the use of precious metals in Christian icons
  • Shell then focuses on money in the United States. He takes up controversies over the gold standard, the development of paper currency in nineteenth-century America, and the activities of minimalist, conceptualist, and investment artists in the 1960s that led to dematerialization of art and money in electronic exchange. Art & Money provides striking insight into current matters of art collection, counterfeiting, and problems of attribution, into the general relation between word and image, and into controversies over taxation and crises or scandals in the financial world. Shell's historical range is immense, and he fills this study with amusing anecdotes and insights ranging from the relic of the Holy Foreskin to the state's arrest of J.S.G. Boggs, a conceptual artist who draws money
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Shell, Marc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
Art & money, Marc Shell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28889197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780226752136
Lccn
93029238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1654630
Label
Art & money, Marc Shell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28889197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 213 pages
Isbn
9780226752136
Lccn
93029238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1654630

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