Open-Access Publication of Circulation and Control: Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century

Circulation and Control

Will Slauter co-edited the book Circulation and Control: Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property, which has just been published by Open Book Publishers. The book includes 14 chapters that explore the relationship between intellectual property laws and artistic practices in the British Isles, the United States, and New Zealand. With contributions by legal scholars, art historians, and specialists of print culture, painting, sculpture, engraving, and photography, the book offers a series of case studies spanning the period from 1735 (the date of the first copyright act protecting engravings in Britain) and the early 20th century. 

The book is the result of a multi-year project led by Will Slauter and Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, and which included two international symposia supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and the Institut universitaire de France.  

The book can be read and downloaded for free at the website of Open Book Publishers: