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Art and the state. Public art

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  • Stolen Masterpiece Trackerby Thomas McShane; Dary Matera

    Barricade Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Legendary FBI undercover agent Thomas McShane is one of the world's foremost authorities on the billion-dollar art theft business, and here he presents a unique memoir that provides a thrilling ride through the underworld of stolen art and historical artifacts. His expertise and indefatigable determination prompted FBI Director William H. Webster to... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art, Space and the Cityby Malcolm Miles

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    This book sees public art outside the normal confines of art criticism and place it within broader contexts of public space and gender. Using different perspectives, it explores both the aesthetic and political aspects of the medium. more...

  • Art and the Stateby Victoria D. Alexander; Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This book examines the impact of states and their policies on visual art. States shape the role of art and artists in society, influence the development of audiences, support artistic work, and even affect the very nature of artistic production. The book contrasts developments in the United States with art policies in Britain and in the social democratic... more...

  • Cultures and Settlementsby Malcolm Miles; Nicola Kirkham

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    This volume considers the making of settlement as a process of identity formation. Taking the position that a culture signifies a way of life, it asks how cultural frameworks inform patterns of settlement, and how the built environment, as process and design, conditions cultural production and reception. The disciplinary fields this intersects include... more...

  • Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeriesby Paul Craddock

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 180.00

    The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic prices realised on the global market. This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a wide range of materials,... more...

  • Legislating Creativityby Dustin Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the National Endowment for the Arts during the Culture... more...

  • Public Artby Cher Krause Knight

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.95

    This book takes a bold look at public art and its populist appeal, offering a more inclusive guide to America's creative tastes and shared culture. It examines the history of American public art – from FDR's New Deal to Christo's The Gates – and challenges preconceived notions of public art, expanding its definition to include a broader... more...