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  • Art Market Researchby Tom McNulty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary... more...

  • Art Market and Connoisseurshipby Anna Tummers; Koenraad Jonckheere

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    This essential volume traces the evolution of connoisseurship in the booming art market of the seventeenth- and eighteenth centuries. Not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the Old Masters and the early modern art market. more...

  • The Art Prophetsby Richard Polsky

    Other Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    In The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky introduces us to influential late twentieth-century dealers and tastemakers in the art world. These risk takers opened doors for artists, identified new movements, and resurrected art forms that had fallen into obscurity. In this distinctive tour, Polsky offers an insightful and engaging dialog between artists... more...

  • Blutiger Sommerby William Crowne; Alexander Ritter; Rüdiger Keil

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 20.46

    Am 8. April 1636 schiffte sich Thomas Lord Howard in London ein und reiste in königlicher Mission den Rhein hinunter durch das von Krieg und Pest verwüstete Deutsche Reich. Mit an Bord waren sein Sekretär William Crowne, der das Reisetagebuch führte, und der hochberühmte Landschaftsmaler Wenzel Hollar, der die Reise im Bild festhielt. Dieses auf Deutsch... more...

  • The Clarks of Cooperstownby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    Nicholas Fox Weber, author of the acclaimed Patron Saints (?Exhilarating avant-garde entertainment??Sam Hunter, The New York Times Book Review ) and Balthus (?The authoritative account of his life and work??Michael Ravitch, Newsday ), gives us now the idiosyncratic lives of Sterling and Stephen Clark?two of America?s greatest art collectors,... more...

  • The Consummate Canadianby Mary Willan Mason

    Dundurn 1990; US$ 14.99

    This extensively researched biography of a talented yet quixotic lawyer who contributed much to Canada's heritage begins in the early 19th century and covers well over a hundred years of our nation's growth. more...

  • Corporate Art Collectionsby Charlotte Appleyard; James Salzmann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 60.00

    This new volume in the series of Handbooks in International Art Business published in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art offers a timely guide to corporate collecting, examining the history, nature and importance of corporate collecting and the different reasons for starting and maintaining corporate collections, including investment,... more...

  • Der Fall Nicolas Fouquetby Christine Howald

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2011; US$ 70.00

    Als Nicolas Fouquet 1661 über Nacht vom obersten Finanzminister zum ersten Staatsgefangenen wurde, stürzte nicht nur einer der mächtigsten Politiker des Landes, sondern auch der innovativste Mäzen des Grand Siècle. Wie kein anderer hatte es Fouquet verstanden, seine Kunstförderung in den Dienst seiner politischen Karriere zu stellen. Nach dem Sturz... more...

  • Duveenby S.N. Behrman; Saul Steinberg

    Daunt Books 2014; US$ 11.67

    ‘Astonishing . . . It?s a masterful, deeply enjoyable work.? David Remnick, The New Yorker ‘A witty and hypnotically readable biography.? Clifton Fadiman ‘Incredibly entertaining.? Edmund Wilson Joseph Duveen was the world?s most famous art dealer. His clients were amongst the most prominent and infamous Americans of the 20th century and included... more...

  • Good Living Streetby Tim Bonyhady

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    From high society in Vienna to a small flat in Sydney; from patrons of the arts to refugees from the Holocaust; this is the enthralling story of three generations of women spanning a century of upheaval. more...