The Art Market in Rome in the Eighteenth Century. A Study in the Social History of Art.
Leiden: Brill, 2018. First edition. Hardback in illustrated covers, as issued. The book is in As New condition. Still in plastic wrapping from publisher; has never been opened. This is the fifth book in the series 'Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets'. The essays in this volume derive from an international congress held in Rome in April, 2012. Includes bibliographical references and index. xii, 234 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).
Paolo Coen, Ph.D is Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Teramo, Italy.
From the book: Recent interest in the economic aspects of the history of art have taken traditional studies into new areas of enquiry. Going well beyond provenances or prices of individual objects, our understanding of the arts has been advanced by research into the demands, intermediaries and clients in the market. Eighteenth-century Rome offers a privileged view of such activities, given the continuity of remarkable investments by the local ruling class, combined with the decisive impact of external agents, largely linked to the Grand Tour. This book, the result of collaboration between international specialists, brings back into the spotlight protagonists, facts and dynamics that have remained unexplored for many years.