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Art and the state. Public art

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 40.99

    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$ 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...