The 2001 second edition of this survey of the economics of - and public policy towards - the fine arts and performing arts covers arts at federal, state, and local levels in the United States as well as the international arts sector. The work will interest academic readers in the field and scholars of the sociology of the arts, as well as general readers seeking a systematic analysis of the arts. Theoretical concepts are developed from scratch so that readers with no background in economics can follow the argument. The authors look at the arts' historical growth and then examine consumption and production of the live performing arts and the fine arts, the functioning of arts markets, the financial problems of performing arts companies and museums, and the key role of public policy. A final chapter speculates about the future of art and culture in the United States.
|Publication date:||23rd April 2001|
|Author:||James (Fordham University, New York) Heilbrun, Charles M. (Professor of Business Economics, University of St Thomas, Minn Gray|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||Business & management, Media, information & communication industries, Sport & leisure industries, Cultural studies, Art: financial aspects,|
Charles M. (Mel) Gray is Professor of Business Economics in the Opus College of Business, University of St Thomas, where he has been teaching economics, strategy and nonprofit management to undergraduate and MBA students for more than 30 years. Previously he was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of St Louis and Minneapolis and for a Minnesota state agency, and he served as executive director of a community development agency. He has been a visiting or adjunct faculty member at Macalester College and the Universities of Oslo, North Carolina, Minnesota, British Columbia and Rochester. He received his BA in ...More About James (Fordham University, New York) Heilbrun, Charles M. (Professor of Business Economics, University of St Thomas, Minn Gray