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Art and the state. Public art

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Crimes of the Art Worldby Thomas Bazley

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Forgeries, fakes, fencing, and felony theft?all are pervasive problems in the world of art, where the stakes are high, the networks wide, and the consequences profound. In recent years, suspicious acquisitions, unreliable provenances, and shady dealers have found their way into the headlines as museums and private collections have been confronted... more...

  • Locality, Regeneration & Divers[c]itiesby Sarah Bennett; John Butler

    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...

  • Creative Rebellion for the Twenty-First Centuryby Diana Boros

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Employing political philosophy to argue the need for social and public art projects to be a part of the everyday lives of Americans, Boros creates a new synthesis of philosophical ideas to support the political value of public art. more...

  • The Gardner Heistby Ulrich Boser

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?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...

  • Nationaler Kulturgüterschutz und Freizügigkeit der Unionsbürgerby Stefano Caldoro

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 145.96

    The subject of this examination is the issue of whether and to what extent the Member States of the European Community may classify privately owned cultural assets as national cultural assets and if the transfer of such assets abroad can be prohibited if the owner of such cultural asset exercises its right of free movement. The aim of this... more...

  • The Practice of Public Artby Cameron Cartiere; Shelly Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new collection of essays by practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators offers divergent perspectives on the numerous facets of the public art process. The volume also includes a useful graphic timeline of public art history. more...

  • Art and Crime: Exploring the Dark Side of the Art Worldby Noah Charney

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Through the use of case examples and careful examination, this book presents the first interdisciplinary essay collection on the study of art crime, and its effect on all aspects of the art world. Contributors discuss art crime subcategories, including vandalism, iconoclasm, forgery, fraud, peace-time theft, war looting, archaeological looting, smuggling,... more...

  • The Art of the Heistby Jr. Myles J. Connor; Jenny Siler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?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...