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Art and the state. Public art

  • Auf Befehl des Führersby Birgit Schwarz

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 25.89

    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 Ländern.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost, Stolen or Shreddedby Rick Gekoski

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    Like Sherlock Holmes' dog in the night time, sometimes the true significance of things lies in their absence. Rick Gekoski tells the very human stories that lie behind some of the greatest losses to artistic culture - and addresses the questions such disappearances raise. Some of the items are stolen (the Mona Lisa), some destroyed (like... more...

  • Making Art Panamericanby Claire F. Fox

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    Among the buildings on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., only the Pan American Union (PAU) houses an international organization. The first of many anticipated ?peace palaces?constructed in the early twentieth century, the PAU began with a mission of cultural diplomacy, and after World War II its Visual Arts Section became a leader in the burgeoning... 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...

  • Creative Rebellion for the Twenty-First Centuryby Diana Boros

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...