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Art and the state. Public art

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  • 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...

  • 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 Party and the Arty in Chinaby Richard Curt Kraus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this original and provocative study, Kraus offers a political analysis of Chinese culture that includes all genres of art. Surveying the evolution of... 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 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...

  • Auf Befehl des Führersby Birgit Schwarz

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 43.57

    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...

  • Master Thievesby Stephen Kurkjian

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99

    In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston... more...

  • Art, Space and the Cityby Malcolm Miles

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    Public art - the making, management and mediation of art outside its conventional location in museums and galleries, and the livable city - a concept involving user-centred strategies for urban planning and design, are both socially produced but have emerged from different fields and tend to be discussed in isolation. This book applies a range of critical... more...