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  • Extreme Collectingby Graeme Were; J. C. H. King

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering... more...

  • The Elgin Affairby Theodore Vrettos

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Almost two hundred years after they were ?purchased? from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail ?the greatest art theft in history,? a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British... more...

  • The Medici Conspiracyby Peter Watson; Cecilia Todeschini

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 16.95

    A true-life thriller completely exposes the network behind the illegal trade in ancient artifacts - and features a rich cast of rogues and some of the world's most prestigious art institutions. more...

  • Reid's Guide to Australian Art Galleriesby Michael Reid; Lucy Meakin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive guide to art galleries and art-related businesses throughout Australia. more...

  • Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeriesby Paul Craddock

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 180.00

    The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic prices realised on the global market. This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a wide range of materials,... more...

  • Landscape with Figuresby Malcolm Goldstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 55.99

    How did the United States become not only the leading contemporary art scene in the world, but also the leading market for art? The answer has to do not only with the talents of American artists or even the size of the American economy, but also--and especially--the skills and entrepreneurship of American art dealers. Their story has not been told...until... more...

  • The Wisdom of Ananda Coomaraswamyby Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; S. Durai Raja Singam; Joseph A. Fitzgerald; Whitall N. Perry

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was one of the most famous scholars of Indian art, culture, and religion. He served for many years as the Keeper of Indian and Islamic Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, establishing one of the most impressive collections of oriental artifacts in the world. This anthology contains thematically arranged excerpts from... more...

  • A History of the World in 100 Objectsby Neil MacGregor

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 19.99

    The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio series Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded... more...

  • Chasing Aphroditeby Jason Felch; Ralph Frammolino

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 13.99

    Two investigative reporters for the Los Angeles Times explore the looted antiquities scandal at the Getty Museum. more...

  • Who Owns Antiquity?by James Cuno

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists, and academics. Maintaining that the acquisition of undocumented antiquities by museums encourages... more...