The Culture Factory

Creativity and the Production of Culture

  • Walter Santagata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A Model of Production of Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Walter Santagata
      Pages 1-4
  3. A Model of Production of Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Walter Santagata
      Pages 7-14
    3. Walter Santagata
      Pages 15-25
  4. Policies that Stimulate the Production of Culture and Make It Possible to Take the Lead in Strategic Sectors

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-110

About this book


“Where are your factories that produce culture? Where are your painters, your composers, your architects, your writers, your filmmakers?” The book opens with Leonardo da Vinci and Qin Shi Huang asking embarrassed contemporary policy makers these questions. The first part of the book is therefore devoted to elaborating a model for producing culture. The model takes into account both the role played by creativity in the production of culture in a technologically advanced knowledge society. The second part of the book examines a selection of strategic sectors: fashion, material culture districts, gastronomy, creative industries, entertainment, contemporary art, museums. Special attention is paid to the role collective intellectual property rights play in increasing the quality of culture-based goods and services. In the conclusion policy makers in both developed and developing countries are urged to adopt policies that can foster creativity and promote culture.


Creativity Cultural Heritage Culture Developing Countries Economic Development Institutions art

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Santagata
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Economia “Cognetti de Martiis”University of TurinTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13357-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13358-9
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