New Book | Art Crossing Borders

Posted in books by Editor on March 27, 2019

From Brill:

Jan Dirk Baetens and Dries Lyna, eds., Art Crossing Borders: The Internationalisation of the Art Market in the Age of Nation States, 1750–1914, Series: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets, Volume 6 (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 351 pages, ISBN: 978-9004291980, €127 / $153.

Art Crossing Borders offers a thought-provoking analysis of the internationalisation of the art market during the long nineteenth century. Twelve experts, dealing with a wide variety of geographical, temporal, and commercial contexts, explore how the gradual integration of art markets structurally depended on the simultaneous rise of nationalist modes of thinking, in unexpected and ambiguous ways.

Jan Dirk Baetens (PhD, University of Leuven, 2011), is Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published widely on the nineteenth-century art market and on nineteenth-century historicism. He is preparing a book-length study on the Belgian history and historical genre painter Henri Leys.

Dries Lyna (PhD, University of Antwerp, 2010), is Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published on the art markets and material culture of eighteenth-century cities in the Low Countries, co-editing Concepts of Value in European Material Culture, 1500–1900 (2015). He is currently preparing a book on the rise of art auctions in the Austrian Netherlands.



• Jan Dirk Baetens and Dries Lyna, Towards an International History of the Nineteenth-Century Art Trade
• Jan Dirk Baetens and Dries Lyna, The Education of the Art Market: National Schools and International Trade in the ‘Long’ Nineteenth Century
• Bénédicte Miyamoto, ‘Directions to Know a Good Picture’: Marketing National School Categories to the British Public in the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century
• Leanne Zalewski, Creating Cultural and Commercial Value in Late Nineteenth-Century New York Art Catalogues
• Barbara Pezzini, (Inter)national Art: The London Old Masters Market and Modern British Painting (1900–14)
• Camilla Murgia, The Artistic Trade and Networks of the Italian Community in London around 1800
• Lukas Fuchsgruber, Berlin – Paris: Transnational Aspects of French Art Auctions in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
• Adriana Turpin, Appropriation as a Form of Nationalism? Collecting French Furniture in the Nineteenth Century
• Sharon Hecker, The Modern Italian Sculptor as International Entrepreneur: The Case of Medardo Rosso (1858–1928)
• Robert Verhoogt, Art Reproduction, and the Nation: National Perspectives in an International Art Market
• Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich, Reframing the ‘International Art Market’



Call for Manuscripts | Brill Series, History of Collecting & Art Market

Posted in books, opportunities by Editor on March 27, 2019

History of Collecting & Art Market
Brill Book Series, Edited by Christian Huemer

Brill‘s ‘Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets’ is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer networks became a rich field of interdisciplinary inquiry. Scholarship brought forth a lot of information about the flamboyant personalities to whom the possession of art was a lifestyle; regarding the ‘social life of things’, i.e. the provenance of individual artworks, many research gaps could be closed.

This shift in scholarly attention from the production side to the consumption side of the art world is also reflected in the emergence of specialized post-graduate courses offered by a number of institutions internationally, as well as an ever-increasing stream of exhibitions, conferences, and publications devoted to the subject. Brill‘s book series accommodates scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and works of reference that engage in the broadly defined topic of art markets and collecting practices throughout history.

We invite scholars to submit their English language manuscript proposal for the book series to Liesbeth Hugenholtz, acquisitions editor at Brill (hugenholtz@brill.com) or to the series editor Christian Huemer (C.Huemer@belvedere.at).

Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center, Vienna)

Editorial Board
Malcolm Baker (University of California, Riverside), Ursula Frohne (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Daniela Gallo (Université de Lorraine, Nancy), Hans van Miegroet (Duke University, Durham), Inge Reist (The Frick Collection, New York – retired),  Adriana Turpin (Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts, London), Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

More information about the series is available here»

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