General Remarks

  • Click on the menu items WEB-NOTES and WEB-TEXTS to read the notes and texts which are referred to in the book.
  • Note that this is not Hans Abbing’s personal website with pictures of artworks and with references to other social science texts by the author; among others to the Why are Artist Poor book. Click here to view this website (www.hansabbing.nl)
  • This website is incomplete and anyway “work in progress”. Moreover, some of the web-texts which are referred to in the book will be added only in 2020.
  • Comments are welcome. I may integrate them in texts and notes on the website.
  • The website has last been updated 10 October 2019.
  • 6 of the 14 web-texts are still missing. They will be written and inserted in the course of the next 12 months.
  • The English on the web-site has (so far) not been corrected by a native speaker.
  • People who can organize or promote translations of the book are invited to contact the author or the publisher (Palgrave).
  • Note that I (the author, Hans Abbing) am interested in giving lectures and seminars abroad. (I enjoy travelling and exchanging ideas with students. Usually they are best informed about recent developments in art and culture. I can learn from them and their input may well influence the content of this website and of a possible revised edition of the book.)
  • If you refer to or cite specific text on the website mention the URL of the website and the date of the last update. For instance: hansabbing.com version 10-10-2019.
  • All text on the website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The picture on the home page is copy right protected: GFC Collection / Alamy Stock Photo