Beyond price: value in culture, economics, and the arts

Michael Hutter (Editor), David Throsby (Editor)

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84 Citations (Scopus)


Much recent discussion surrounding valuation of the arts and culture, particularly in the policy arena, has been dominated by a concern to identify an economic and financial basis for valuation of art works, arts and activities. This book moves beyond the limitations implicit in a narrow economic approach, bringing different disciplinary viewpoints together, opening up a dialogue between scholars about the processes of valuation that they use, and exploring differences and identifying common ground between the various viewpoints. The book's common theme - the tension between economic and cultural modes of evaluation - unites the chapters, making it a coherent and unified volume that provides a new and unique perspective on how we value art.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK; New York
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages315
ISBN (Electronic)9780511793820
ISBN (Print)9780521862233, 9780521183000
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameMurphy institute studies in political economy
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • Arts--Economic aspects
  • Culture--Economic aspects
  • Art appreciation
  • Arts and society
  • Cultural policy


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