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- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 15.99
In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 27.44
Kunst steht im Zentrum der Öffentlichkeit: Skulpturen, Installationen, Interventionen und Happenings im städtischen Raum; bestehende oder geplante prestigeträchtige Kunst- und Kulturhäuser; öffentliche Dispute um Kunst und Kultur als mögliche Akteurinnen oder Außenseiterinnen von sozialen, politischen, ökonomischen und digitalen Revolutionen; Kunstwerke... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00
World Wars I and II changed the globe on a scale never seen before or since, and from these terrible conflicts came an abundance of photographs, drawings, and other artworks attempting to make sense of the turbulent era. In this generously illustrated book, Catherine Speck provides a fascinating account of women artists during wartime in America,... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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 Philip... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...