' Seven Days in the Art World ' by Sarah Thornton should have been on the reading list at art college. Of course art colleges don't have reading lists as that would be a restricting concept. Regardless, I look to this book as an artist's handbook one that unravels the complex social structures of the international art world circa 2007. Thornton, an ethnographer guides the reader through exclusive circles of curators, collectors and galleryists but not before introducing us to art institutions via college lecturers (artists) and students (artists). Thornton is an exceptional writer avoiding 'art speak' and easily explaining accepted art terms along the way. Seven Days is simultaneously an informative read and an easy read. One that read over and over. Check out some of her other books. Currently I'm indulging myself with '33 Artists in 3 Acts'