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Art and the state. Public art

  • 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...

  • The Artist's Guide to Public Artby Lynn Basa

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Public art commissions--how to find them, how to get them. * First-hand advice from experienced public artists * Written by an artist for artists * Includes expert information on public art law Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators... more...

  • Art Forgeryby Thierry Lenain

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 55.00

    With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting art forgeries easier, the art world has become increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern art world by... more...