The Glory of Van Gogh: An Anthropology of Admiration

Synopsis

"A beautiful, original, and very provocative book-a model of creative research. Nathalie Heinich makes a very significant contribution to the sociological analysis of artistic value and to the sociology of culture more generally. She propose[s] a critique of genius theory that will strongly shape the way we think about cultural genius."--Michele Lamont, Princeton University "A beautiful, original, and provocative book--a model of creative research. Nathalie Heinich makes a very significant contribution to the sociological analysis of artistic value and to the sociology of culture more generally. [She] propose[s] a critique of genius theory that will strongly shape the way we think about cultural genius."--Michèle Lamont, Princeton University "With an argument that is both imaginative and forceful, [this book] shows not only how we make our heroes but also why we need them."--Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, Columbia University.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Princeton, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1996