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Art and the state. Public art

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  • Ali Pashaby Alexandre Dumas

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    This text was taken from ‘Celebrated Crimes’, a series of essays on famous criminals and crimes by the author of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’, Alexandre Dumas.Ali Pasha Tepeleni was the ruler of the western part of Rumelia (the southern Balkan region of the Ottoman Empire from 1809 to 1822. 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...

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

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 16.11

    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...

  • Auf Befehl des Führersby Birgit Schwarz

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 45.79

    Kunstraub war ein Kernstück der Kulturpolitik Hitlers. Mit dem "Anschluss" Österreichs 1938 räumte sich der kunstbesessene Diktator das Recht ein, über jedes hochrangige Kunstwerk, das beschlagnahmt wurde, persönlich zu verfügen. Die Beute stammte aus jüdischen Privatsammlungen wie aus kirchlichem und staatlichem Besitz in den annektierten... 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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Fakebusters Iiby Richard J Weiss; Duane Chartier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 56.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • The History of Loot and Stolen Artby Ivan Lindsay

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 47.99

    The author of this enthralling book aims to present a well-illustrated and documented alternative history of the Western World through graphic accounts of looting and art theft from the time of Sargon, ruler of Syria in 721 BC, to the present day. Almost all the principal players included appear on the stage of World history and many of them are known... more...