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Art and the state. Public art

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  • 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...

  • 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 study is... 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...

  • Crimes of the Art Worldby Thomas D. Bazley

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Forgeries, fakes, fencing, and felony theftÑall are pervasive problems in the world of art, where the stakes are high, the networks wide, and the consequences profound. In recent years, suspicious acquisitions, unreliable provenances, and shady dealers have found their way into the headlines as museums and private collections have been confronted... 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...

  • Artwalks in New Yorkby Marina Harrison; Lucy D. Rosenfeld

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Completely updated, the new edition of this acclaimed guide brings us 33 tours of public art, covering the length of the island, from the Cloisters and Harlem in northern Manhattan, to Central Park and the museum mile, to Rockefeller Center and Chelsea, and all the way down to the southern tip at Battery Park City. This indispensable guide also covers... more...

  • Hot Artby Joshua Knelman

    Tin House Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Hot Art traces Joshua Knelman?s five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft, where he uncovers a devious game that takes him from Egypt to Los Angeles, New York to London, and back again, through a web of deceit, violence, and corruption. With a cool, knowing eye, Knelman delves into the lives of professionals such as Paul, a brilliant... more...

  • Hermann Göring and the Nazi Art Collectionby Kenneth D. Alford

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable value estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Spearheaded by Hermann Goring, Reichsmarschall of the Third Reich, the looting program quickly created the largest private art collection in the world, exceeding the collections amassed by the Metropolitan... more...

  • Happy Clouds, Happy Treesby Kristin G. Congdon; Doug Blandy; Danny Coeyman

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 75.00

    An exploration of one of the most beloved and talented artists and painting instructors ever to teach on American television 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...