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- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 25.99
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 2014; US$ 39.99
Kunst steht im Zentrum der Offentlichkeit: Skulpturen, Installationen, Interventionen und Happenings im stadtischen Raum; bestehende oder geplante prestigetrachtige Kunst- und Kulturhauser; offentliche Dispute um Kunst und Kultur als mogliche Akteurinnen oder Außenseiterinnen von sozialen, politischen, okonomischen 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...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 51.17
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...
- 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$ 48.95
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... 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...