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  • 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...

  • Rogues' Galleryby Philip Hook

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 26.65

    Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs and... more...

  • 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 human... 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...

  • Landscape with Figuresby Malcolm Goldstein

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    This book examines the development of the art trade in the United States from its modest beginnings in the colonial period to today, when art is sought in well-appointed galleries by more collectors than at any other time in history. Each chapter treats the life of one or more dealers who have contributed importantly to their profession- colorful figures... more...

  • Who Owns Antiquity?by James Cuno

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • Chasing Aphroditeby Jason Felch; Ralph Frammolino

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 13.44

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

  • Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeriesby Paul Craddock

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Re-thinking Renaissance Objectsby Peta Motture; Michelle O'Malley

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    Inspired by research undertaken for the new Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Re-thinking Renaissance Objects explores and often challenges some of the key issues and current debates relating to Renaissance art and culture. Puts forward original research, including evidence provided by an in-depth study... more...

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