Review of Christian Heath’s ‘The Dynamics of Auction’

In his recent book Christian Heath examines video-recording of sales of art and antiques collected in auction houses in Europe and the USA to explore how auctioneers, buyers and other people involved in auctions can transact the sale of goods whose prices are subject to “the dynamics of auction“. The transaction of goods in these circumstances is facilitated by a particular order and organisation of the participants action who through their actions establish trust in each other and the provenance of the goods and engage in competition with others who are interested in the same goods. Tom Horlick Jones has just published a review of Heath’s book that is out on Early View now.

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