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Art and the state. Public art

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  • Art Forgeryby Thierry Lenain

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 55.00

    With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting art forgeries easier, the art world has become increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern art world by these... more...

  • Lost, Stolen or Shreddedby Rick Gekoski

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa ), some destroyed (like Philip... more...

  • Making Art Panamericanby Claire F. Fox

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Among the buildings on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., only the Pan American Union (PAU) houses an international organization. The first of many anticipated ?peace palaces?constructed in the early twentieth century, the PAU began with a mission of cultural diplomacy, and after World War II its Visual Arts Section became a leader in the burgeoning... more...

  • Beyond the Battlefieldby Catherine Speck

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    World Wars I and II changed the globe on a scale never seen before or since, and from these terrible conflicts came an abundance of photographs, drawings, and other artworks attempting to make sense of the turbulent era. In this generously illustrated book, Catherine Speck provides a fascinating account of women artists during wartime in America,... more...

  • Art and Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art Worldby Noah Charney

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Through the use of case examples and careful examination, this book presents the first interdisciplinary essay collection on the study of art crime, and its effect on all aspects of the art world. Contributors discuss art crime subcategories, including vandalism, iconoclasm, forgery, fraud, peace-time theft, war looting, archaeological looting, smuggling,... more...

  • Rogues in the Galleryby Hugh McLeave

    Bitingduck Press 2003; US$ 9.95

    Rogues in the Gallery exposes it all: the cozy insurance ransom racket, the professional gangs of art thieves, the specialists, the connections with the international drug racket and the Mafia. Hugh McLeave has researched the whys and wherefores of the question for years, drawing on resources available to him through agencies such as Interpol, the... more...

  • Fakebusters Iiby Richard J Weiss; Duane Chartier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 59.00

    Now that the sale of a Picasso painting has exceeded US$100 million at auction, the forgers are extricating their bag of tricks. This fascinating collection of papers provides an eclectic coverage of the art and philatelic concerns in safeguarding the integrity of creative artists. It paints a broader swath of the problems in art authentication, including... more...

  • The Practice of Public Artby Cameron Cartiere; Shelly Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new collection of essays by practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators offers divergent perspectives on the numerous facets of the public art process. The volume also includes a useful graphic timeline of public art history. more...

  • The Gardner Heistby Ulrich Boser

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?Boser cracks the cold case of the art world?s greatest unsolved mystery.? ? Vanity Fair   ?The True Story of the World?s Largest Unsolved Art Theft,? The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser is a fascinating account of a brazen and amazing criminal act?a book that could help police and investigators solve the mystery of the 1990 break-in... more...

  • The Art of the Heistby Jr. Myles J. Connor; Jenny Siler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?A gripping tell-all?.A fascinating look inside the mind of an unrepentant criminal.? ? Washington Post ?One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written?.A rare gem of a book.? ?T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne   America?s most notorious art thief, Boston-based Myles Connor, tells the unapologetic... more...