Book 4: Culture & Commerce

The royal academy & Mayfair

Culture and commerce co-exist in creative tension. Their values and aims can be sharply opposed. There is a need to find the fragile balance. This is true for culture in both the big sense, such as our wish to remain true to ourselves, and the narrower sense of expression through the arts. The desire for artistic integrity can conflict with the exigencies of the market.

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Source: Landry, C. 2013. Culture & Commerce: The royal academy & Mayfair. Comedia. ISBN: 978-1-908777-03-4

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