Monday, June 28, 2010

Taste versus Tasteless : "Roles" defined by Glaser, M. (2000)

"Art Hierarchy" of "roles"; "the exact order varies a bit, but those at the top are closest to God and inspire more respect." (Glaser 2000, p. 263). The complete hierarchy is below:

PAINTER

ARCHITECT

SCULPTOR

ARTIST-CRAFTSMAN

CITY PLANNER

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

INTERIOR DESIGNER

BOOK DESIGNER

EDITORIAL DESIGNER

ADVERTISING DESIGNER (ART DIRECTOR)

CRAFTSMAN

COMMERCIAL ARTIST

Glaser notes: "It's true that many of the roles can be subsumed by the phrase commercial artist, but if you describe yourself that way, you go right to the bottom of the list." (Glaser 2000, p. 263)