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Arts and Markets: Economic Histories of the Arts: General Reference

Production, reception and the distribution and sale of art have historically influenced the aesthetics and creation of art. This guide will focus on finding and using materials for research in the area of the economic history of art.

Why Use Reference?

Reading about your topic in a specialized encyclopedia, dictionary, or handbook may be one of the most effective and time saving research tips. These resources can help you define unfamiliar terms, understand the parameters of current debate in a particular area and provide you with a preliminary bibliography on the subject. Listed here are a few sources to get you started.

Web Reference Resources

Economics Reference Titles

Art and Art History Reference Titles