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Art and the state. Public art

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  • 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...

  • Locality, Regeneration & Divers[c]itiesby Sarah Bennett; John Butler

    Intellect 2000; US$ 10.00

    As British cities lose the cultural connections with their industrial past, many seek to build new postindustrial futures through urban regeneration. Art projects play a key role in policymaking that aims to regenerate neglected neighbourhoods. This study focuses particularly on the ways in which newlydeveloped cultural institutions tend to be flagships... more...

  • Art Education in a Postmodern Worldby Tom Hardy

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    Many of the essays pinpoint the stagnancy of teaching methods today and discuss the reductive parameters enforced by the current curriculum. The radical tone that echoes through the entire series of papers is unmistakable. Throughout the book, postmodern theory informs the polemical debate concerning new directions in educative practice. Contributors... more...

  • Fakebusters Iiby Richard J Weiss; Duane Chartier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 96.00

    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$ 12.99

    ?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$ 12.99

    ?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...

  • Nationaler Kulturgüterschutz und Freizügigkeit der Unionsbürgerby Stefano Caldoro

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00

    The subject of this examination is the issue of whether and to what extent the Member States of the European Community may classify privately owned cultural assets as national cultural assets and if the transfer of such assets abroad can be prohibited if the owner of such cultural asset exercises its right of free movement. The aim of this... more...

  • The Expert versus the Objectby Ronald D. Spencer; Eugene Victor Thaw

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 49.99

    The authenticity of visual art has always commanded the attention of experts, dealers, collectors, and the art-minded public. Is it "real" or "original" is a way of asking what am I buying? What do I own? What am I looking at? And today more sophisticated questions are being asked: How is authenticity determined and what weight... more...

  • Defending National Treasuresby Elizabeth Karlsgodt

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Defending National Treasures explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders and among influential figures in each country. Karlsgodt examines the preservation policy that the Vichy regime enacted in an assertion... more...