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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00
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...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 32.00
Many of the essays pinpoint the stagnancy of teaching methods today and discuss the reductive parameters enforced by the current curriculum. The radical tone that echoes through the entire series of papers is unmistakable. Throughout the book, postmodern theory informs the polemical debate concerning new directions in educative practice. Contributors... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2000; US$ 25.00
As British cities lose the cultural connections with their industrial past, many seek to build new postindustrial futures through urban regeneration. Art projects play a key role in policymaking that aims to regenerate neglected neighbourhoods. This study focuses particularly on the ways in which newlydeveloped cultural institutions tend to be flagships... more...
- 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...