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v, 169 pages ; 24 cm
  • Media's portrayal of art crime
  • Why does art matter?
  • What is art crime?
  • History of art and art-related crimes
  • Cultural differences between United States and Europe : how it affects art crime
  • Looting of art and archeological sites
  • Economic impact of art and art-related crimes
  • Museums : our identity and culture
  • Police demands, scrutiny, education, and the future
  • Ways in which law enforcement can focus on art crimes
  • Security and policing in art crime throughout the world
  • Growth of art crime and art crime prevention.
When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. What exactly is art crime? Why does art matter? And what is law enforcement doing to prevent this crime today? Due to the misleading portrayal of art crime in the entertainment industry people have the flawed belief that art and cultural crime doesn't damage anyone in a direct way. And the truth of the matter is that this crime results in the loss of billions of dollars annually. Art and cultural crime is not simply focused on museums or private displays, the loss of art directly affects our cultural identity and history. Napoleon moved from one region to the next collecting art and sending as much as possible back to France. The Nazis looted cultural property from every territory they occupied. And there have been various cases of ISIL and ISIS destroying archaeological sites as a method of destroying any evidence of past culture or history that disagree with their own. With the United States being the largest market for both legal and illicit artwork in the world more preventative attention from law enforcement and security is needed for our country to meet international standards and end detrimental art crimes. In Stealing History, Colleen Clarke and Eli J. Szydlo look at the history behind art crime, how these crimes have grown over the last half century, and what law enforcement has been involved in protecting the world from these crimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442260795 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
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xxviii, 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Foreword: Advances in the Study of Art Crime and the Importance of Protecting and Identifying Cultural Property-- Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen Introduction-- Noah Charney PART : FORGER: FAKES AND FORGERIES 1. The Beltracchi Affair: A Comment and Further Reflections on the 'Most Spectacular' German Art Forgery Case in Recent Times-- Saskia Hufnagel and Duncan Chappell 2. On "In Praise of Forgeries"-- Blake Gopnik 3. Connoisseurship All the Way Down: Art Authentication, Forgery, Fingerprint Identification, Expert Knowledge-- Simon A. Cole 4. The Police Investigation of Art Fraud-- Vernon Rapley 5. The Grape War of China: Wine Fraud and How Science is Fighting Back-- Toby Bull 6. Fingerprinting Objects for the Control of Illegal Trafficking-- W. Wei PART II: TERRORIST: POLICING, INVESTIGATION AND TERRORISM 7. The Theft, Recovery and Forensic Investigation of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder-- Martin Kemp 8. Trying to Recover Two Francesco Guardi Capricci Stolen from Russborough, County Wicklow, in 1986-- Charles Hill 9. The Role of the Police in the Co-Production of Art Security in London-- John Kerr 10. Thieves of Baghdad: and the Terrorists they Finance-- Matthew Bogdanos 11. Looting of Antiquities-- Tearing the Fabric of Civil Society-- Laurie W. Rush 12. The Return of Iconoclasm: Barbarian Ideology and Destruction by ISIS as a Challenge for Modern Culture, Not Only for Islam-- Francesco Rutelli PART III: TOMB RAIDER: ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTIQUITIES LOOTING 13. Looting and Passion of Greek Vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: the Birth of the Great Collections-- Stefano Alessandrini 14. Aramaic Incantation Bowls in War and in Peace-- Neil Brodie 15. Temple Looting in Cambodia: Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network-- Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis 16. Something is Confidential in the State of Christie's-- Christos 17. Polaroids from the Medici Dossier: Continued Sightings on the Market-- David W. J. Gill and Christos Tsirogiannis 18. Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Property in Africa-- George Abungu 19. Antiquities Crime as a Policy Problem-- Lawrence Rothfield PART IV: THIEF: ART LAW, WAR AND POLICY 20. Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv Destroyed in East Prussia: New Hope for More Survivors?-- Patricia Kennedy Grimsted 21. Surviving War and Peace: the Long Road to Recovering the Malevich Paintings-- Howard N. Spiegler 22. What is Due Diligence? Making the Case for a More Responsible Art Market-- Christopher A. Marinello and Jerome Hasler 23. Outline of the Benefits Coming from a National Prosecution Service in Cultural Heritage Protection-- Paolo Giorgio Ferri 24. A Permanent International Art Crime Tribunal?-- Arthur Tompkins 25. Getting Governments to Cooperate against Looting: Insights from the American and British Experience-- Asif Efrat.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
When one thinks of art crime, a Hollywood image is conjured, one of black-clad cat burglars, thieves in top hats and white gloves, and perhaps the occasional criminal collector twirling his waxed moustache as he cackles maniacally over a stolen horde in his Bavarian castle. But the truth behind art crime is far more sinister, and more intriguing. Art crime has its share of cinematic thefts and larger-than-life characters, but it is also the realm of transnational organized crime groups and terrorists, and is integrally linked to the drug and arms trades. Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features work by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject, both professionals and scholars. It is essential reading for criminologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and all those interested in art crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
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xiii, 162 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Turning collections into philanthropic opportunities / Alessia Zorloni and Magnus Resch
  • Financial and estate planning for art assets / Alessia Zorloni and Randall James Willette
  • Assessing and improving the effectiveness of private art museums / Alessia Zorloni
  • Celebrity effect in the contemporary art market / Alessia Zorloni and Antonella Ardizzone
  • Deepening business relationships through art / Alessia Zorloni
  • The art collector between private passion and philanthropy / Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
  • Appendix : Private museums and their founders / Sonia Pancheri.
This book offers an overview of how to manage private art collections, providing essential insights on art wealth management, art investment, art governance, and succession planning for art assets. It offers practical recommendations on sound art collection governance, but also examines the background of art markets and price building, including the influence of fashion and trends. Throughout history, art patronage has played an important role in the wealth of ultra-high-net-worth families and led to private museums funded by philanthropist collectors in order to celebrate their own tastes and leave a lasting legacy. Today, as a result of the growth of art investing by a new generation of wealthy collectors, not only artists but also wealthy families, sophisticated investors and their close advisors now face a more complex set of financial and managerial needs. As such, the contributions in this book will be of interest to collecting families, family offices, and professional advisors seeking to integrate art into their overall wealth management strategy, and to scholars in the fields of cultural economics, art dealers, curators, and art lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319242392 20170206
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xix, 491 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Memory works / Julian Bonder
  • Public art? / Antony Gormley
  • Natural phenomena as public monuments / Alan Sonfist
  • Memorializing the Holocaust / James E. Young
  • Chilean memorials to the disappeared : symbolic reparations / Marisa Lerer
  • Modern mural painting in the United States : shaping spaces/shaping publics / Sally Webster and Sylvia Rhor
  • Locating history in concrete and bronze : civic monuments in Bamako, Mali / Mary Jo Arnoldi
  • The conflation of heroes and victims : a new memorial paradigm / Harriet F. Senie
  • Give that site some privacy / eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht)
  • The grandiose artistic vision of Caleb Neelon / Caleb Neelon
  • Sculptural showdowns : (re)siting and (mis)remembering in Chicago / Eli Robb
  • In the streets where we live / Kate MacNeil
  • Powerlands : land art as retribution and reclamation / Erika Suderburg
  • Waterworks : politics, public art, and the university campus / Grant Kester
  • Augmented realities : digital art in the public sphere / Christiane Paul
  • Practical strategies : framing narratives for public pedagogies / Suzanne Lacy
  • Public art in a post-public world : complicity with dark matter / Gregory Sholette
  • Audiences are people, too : social art practice as lived experience / Mary Jane Jacob
  • Contextualizing the public in social practice projects / Jennifer McGregor and Renee Piechocki
  • Art administrators and audiences / Charlotee Cohen and Wendy Feuer
  • Participatory public art evaluation : approaches to researching audience response / Katherine Gressel
  • The virtual sphere frame : toward a new ontology and epistemology / John Craig Freeman
  • The elusive frame : "funny, " "violent, " and "sexy" / Tatzu Nishi
  • The time frame : encounters with ephemeral art / Patricia C. Phillips
  • The memory frame : set in stone, a dialoge / Amanda Douberley and Paul Druecke
  • The patronage frame : vandalism, removal, re-siting, destruction / Erika Doss
  • The marketing frame : online corporate communities and artistic intervention / Jonathan Wallis
  • The mass media frame : pranking, soap operas, and public art / Cher Krause Knight.
A Companion to Public Art is the only scholarly volume to examine the main issues, theories, and practices of public art on a comprehensive scale. * Edited by two distinguished scholars with contributions from art historians, critics, curators, and art administrators, as well as artists themselves * Includes 19 essays in four sections: tradition, site, audience, and critical frameworks * Covers important topics in the field, including valorizing victims, public art in urban landscapes and on university campuses, the role of digital technologies, jury selection committees, and the intersection of public art and mass media * Contains artist s philosophy essays, which address larger questions about an artist s body of work and the field of public art, by Julian Bonder, eteam (Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht), John Craig Freeman, Antony Gormley, Suzanne Lacy, Caleb Neelon, Tatzu Nishi, Greg Sholette, and Alan Sonfist.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118475324 20170213
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272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Two riders on the beach
  • This barbaric art
  • An isle of free thought
  • Deals with the devil
  • Surviving the inferno
  • Secrets and lies
  • A dark inheritance
  • Selling plunder
  • The Augsburg prosecutor
  • The world gasps
  • Late justice
  • Berne's Burden
  • Epilogue
  • Gurlitt Family Tree.
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and prints. When Hildebrand Gurlitt's trove became public in November 2013, it caused a worldwide media sensation. Catherine Hickley has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines. Her book illuminates a dark period of German history, untangling a web of deceit and silence that has prevented the heirs of Jewish collectors from recovering art stolen from their families more than seven decades ago by the Nazis. Hickley recounts the shady history of the Gurlitt hoard and brings its story right up to date, as 21st-century politicians and lawyers puzzle over the inadequacies of a legal framework that to this day falls short in securing justice for the heirs of those robbed by the Nazis. Hickley is the world's leading journalist in the field of Nazi-looted art and a former arts and culture reporter for Bloomberg News.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500252154 20160619
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xi, 204 pages ; 24 cm
  • Problematic of art theft
  • Part I. Co-production of risk: Situating risk and situating security
  • Part II. The co-production of security: Public police and security
  • The private sector : security, investigation and loss adjustment
  • Insurance as enabling risk and security
  • Governmental nodes enabling security beyond insurance
  • The co-production of London art security using nodal governance : the present and future.
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184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
  • Premessa: Il piano di gestione del sito Unesco "Costiera Amalfitana" : problemi, finalità, struttura / Ferruccio Ferrigni
  • Introduzione: La gestione dei paesaggi culturali : questione complessa, approccio olistico / Ferruccio Ferrigni
  • Il patrimonio culturale materiale ed immateriale
  • I paessaggi culturali : un bene pubblico frutto di azioni private / Ferruccio Ferrigni
  • Le questioni critiche / Ferruccio Ferrigni
  • Lo stato dell'arte / Ferruccio Ferrigni, Maurizio Di Stefano, Martina Buonomo, Maria Carla Sorrentino
  • Tutela e governance : ruolo e prospettivo degi enti pubblici e coinvolgimento delle comunità locali / Annunziata Muollo, Giovanni Villani
  • Per una gestione sistematica dei sistemi complessi di pregio / Ferruccio Ferrigni
  • Estratti dal PdG Costiera Amalfitana.
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xi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: After the copy
  • Imagining the great painting factory
  • The conceptual artist and the copyist painter
  • True art and true love in the model Bohemia
  • Step 18 : sign "Vincent"
  • Framed authors : conceptualism and the Dafen readymade
  • Conclusion: Conceptual painting, China dreams.
In the Guangdong province in southeastern China lies Dafen, a village that houses thousands of workers who paint Van Goghs, Da Vincis, Warhols, and other Western masterpieces, producing an astonishing five million paintings a year. To write about life and work in Dafen, Winnie Wong infiltrated this world, investigating the claims of conceptual artists who made projects there; working as a dealer; apprenticing as a painter; surveying merchants in Europe, Asia, and America; establishing relationships with local leaders; and organizing a conceptual art show for the Shanghai World Expo. The result is Van Gogh on Demand, a fascinating book about a little-known aspect of the global art world - one that sheds surprising light on our understandings of art, artists, and individual genius. Confronting difficult questions about the definition of art, the ownership of an image, and the meaning of imitation and appropriation, Wong shows how a plethora of artistic practices joins Chinese migrant workers, propaganda makers, and international artists together in a global supply chain of art and creativity. She examines how Berlin-based conceptual artist Christian Jankowski, who collaborated with Dafen's painters to reimagine the Dafen Art Museum, unwittingly appropriated a photojournalist's intellectual property. She explores how Zhang Huan, a radical performance artist from Beijing's East Village, prompted propaganda makers to heroize the female artists of Dafen village. Through these cases, Wong shows how Dafen's workers force us to re-examine our expectations about the cultural function of creativity and imitation, and the role of Chinese workers in redefining global art. Providing a valuable account of art practices in a period of profound global cultural shifts and an ascendant China, Van Gogh on Demand is a rich and detailed look at the implications of a world that can offer countless copies of everything that has ever been called "art.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226024752 20160612
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viii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Göring's life summary
  • Prewar art
  • Göring's personal staff
  • Art dealers in Germany
  • The annexation of Austria
  • The invasion of Poland
  • Einsatzstab Rosenberg in France
  • Art dealers in France
  • The art market in Holland
  • Art dealers in Holland
  • The art market in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • The art market in Italy
  • Art dealers in Switzerland
  • Göring's war wealth
  • The flight from Berlin
  • Göring's capture
  • The U.S. acquires the Hermann Göring art collection
  • The missing paintings
  • Munich collection point.
During World War II, the Nazis plundered from occupied countries millions of items of incalculable artistic and sentimental 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 in New York, the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Tretiaskov Gallery in Moscow. By the end of the war, the Nazis had stolen roughly one-fifth of the entire art treasures of the world. This work explores the history and formation of the Nazi art collection and the methods used by Goring and his party to strip occupied Europe of a large part of its artistic heritage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786468157 20160608
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Book
vii, 223 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction / Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist
  • Manifest provenance / Gail Feigenbaum
  • Issues of provenance in the last emperor's art collecting / Zaixin Hong
  • From place to place : provenience, provenance, and archaeology / Rosemary A. Joyce
  • Provenance and value: the reception of Ancien Régime works of art under the French Revolution / Dominique Poulot
  • From Mariette to Joullain : provenance and value in Eighteenth-century French auction catalogs / Sophie Raux
  • Provenance as pedigree : the marketing of British portraits in Gilded Age America / Elizabeth A. Pergam
  • The failure of provenance research in Germany / Tilmann von Stockhausen
  • Marketing the defamed : on the contradictory use of provenances in the Third Reich / Uwe Fleckner
  • Transfigured books : notes on some marks left by owners in books of American poetry printed from 1610 to 1820 / Roger E. Stoddard
  • Future circulations : on the work of Hans Haacke and Maria Eichhorn / Jeannine Tang
  • Afterword: The social life of provenance / Anne Higonnet.
This is a fascinating re-examination of the importance and legacy of provenance in the history of art. This book goes beyond the narrow definition of the term provenance, which addresses only the bare facts of ownership and transfer, to explore ideas about the origins and itineraries of objects, consider the historical uses of provenance research, and draw attention to the transformative power of ownership. The result is a volume of essays that makes a strong case for recuperating provenance - what contributing author Anne Higonnet calls "so many epic tales compressed into such dry lists" - for the history of art. Provenance attends to the social life of art, a work's biography subsequent to the moment of its origin. "Provenance" offers a broad perspective, ranging from ancient archaeology to conceptual art, that encompasses Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and considers a variety of media. The essays demonstrate in myriad ways how an owner's relationship with a work of art or, in varying degrees, with the object's previous owners can change irrevocably the way the work will be perceived and understood by future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606061220 20160610
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816 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
This is an updated and expanded second edition of the seminal book first published by Thames & Hudson in 2004, featuring 107 new illustrations and over 100 new pages, and completely updated throughout (including all reference sections). It introduces students to the key theoretical approaches to modern and contemporary art, enabling them to understand the many voices of current approaches to the subject. A flexible year-by-year structure and extensive cross-referencing allows teachers and students to pursue a chronological approach, and/or to study the currents of art since 1900 by medium, theme, country or region. It contains more than 120 essays (including fifteen new essays), each focusing on a crucial event in the history of art from 1900 to the present. The new essays cover subjects such as the De Stijl movement, the use of mannequins and the automaton in Dada, and modernist graphic design between the wars, as well as discussions of the global emergence of Chinese artists in recent years, the influence of gaming and social network technologies, and the impact of the market on current art practice. Text boxes provide further information on key figures and issues. A new final chapter is devoted to the first decade of the 21st century. Four introductions set out and explain the different methods of art history at work in the book. There are two roundtable discussions between the authors one at mid-century, the other at the close of the book. All reference material has been updated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500238899 20160607
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279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1 Loss 2 Pursuit 3 Recovery 4 Return 5 Ethics 6 Value 7 History 8 Fiction 9 Future References Bibliography Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781861898517 20160605
The theft of high-profile works of art is not new and recurs on a fairly regular basis. In 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W Turner (then valued at 24 million) were stolen from a public gallery in Frankfurt while on loan from the Tate in London. Sandy Nairne, who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate, became centrally involved in the pursuit of the pictures and in the negotiation for their return. In Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners he relates for the first time this complex, cloak-and-dagger story of the theft, the many efforts to regain the paintings and the final return of the pictures in 2002 to public display at the Tate. In addition to this story, Nairne examines other high-value art thefts, trying to resolve the puzzle of why thieves steal well-known works of art that cannot be sold, even on the black market. Nairne also discusses the theft and recovery of works of art, acknowledging that they form part of a much broader field of theft, looting and illicit dealings with art and antiquities around the world. He debates how different concepts of value can be understood by examining episodes of art theft, questions of motivation and surrounding ethical issues. How art theft is depicted in fiction is also considered, including the construction of the image of the art thief, the specialist detective and the mysterious figure of the hidden, criminal collectior. Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners is the culmination of eight and a half years of pursing the missing paintings, and a further period of research and interviews with key players in the drama. It is a vivid and personal account of a hidden art world and a compelling real-life detective story that will keep both art and mystery lovers eagerly turning pages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781861898517 20160605
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1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
A documentary from Werner Herzog, which follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. A cinematic experience that provides an unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago, almost twice as old as any previous discovery.
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xv, 382 p., plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
  • Cultural affairs under Vichy
  • Defending French style and beauty
  • Exodus
  • Museums fit for France
  • Saving historic sites
  • Archeology and the national revolution
  • Recycling French heroes : the destruction of bronze statues
  • Endangered local patrimony : bronze statues in Paris, Chambéry, and Nantes
  • Jewish art collections
  • Art as a negotiating tool
  • The Vichy legacy.
"Defending National Treasures" explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders and among influential figures in each country. Karlsgodt examines the preservation policy that the Vichy regime enacted in an assertion of sovereignty over French art museums, historic monuments, and archeological sites. The limits to this sovereignty are apparent from German appropriations of public statues, Jewish-owned art collections, and key "Germanic" works of art from French museums. A final chapter traces the lasting impact of the French wartime reforms on preservation policy. In "Defending National Treasures, " Karlsgodt introduces the concept of "patrimania" to reveal examples of opportunism in art preservation. During the war, French officials sought to acquire coveted artwork from Jewish collections for the Louvre and other museums; in the early postwar years, they established a complicated guardianship over unclaimed art recovered from Germany. A cautionary tale for our own times, "Defending National Treasures" examines the ethical dimensions of museum acquisitions in the ongoing noble quest to preserve great works of art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804770187 20160603
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400 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Julie-Marthe Cohen and Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
  • "A brand plucked out of the fire" : the distribution of heirless Jewish cultural property by Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., 1947-1952 / Dana Herman
  • Fragments of remembrance : Viennese Judaica collections and more / Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek
  • The Judaica collection of Frankfurt's Museum Jüdischer Altertümer and its worldwide dispersion after 1945 / Katharina Rauschenberger
  • Jewish museums in the former Czechoslovakia / Magda Veselská
  • The history of Judaica and Judaica collections in Poland before, during and after the Second World War : an overview / Nawojka Cieślińska-Lobkowicz
  • The Jewish Historical Institute : history of its building and collections / Eleonora Bergman
  • Theft and restitution of Judaica in the Netherlands during and after the Second World War / Julie-Marthe Cohone
  • Italy's attitude toward Jewish cultural property during and after the Second World War / Paola Bertilotti
  • The fate of Judaica in Hungary during the Nazi and Soviet occupations / Zsuzsanna Toronyi
  • The Skirball Museum JCR Research Project : records and recollections / Grace Cohen Grossman.
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254 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
For the USA, 1945 was a victory not only over the Axis powers, but also over the hegemony of European power and culture. This book explores how, since that time, American social and artistic history has shaped what we know as contemporary art, and how American art has responded to the unique cultural conditions of the time. For fifty years following World War II, New York was the centre of world art, influencing artists well beyond the USA. And, as Katy Siegel argues, since America lacked the European traditions underlying art, American art instead responded to extreme social conditions native to the country. Artists' preoccupations ranged across a broad spectrum that encompassed issues of race, mass culture, the individual, suburbia, apocalypse and nuclear destruction, and Since '45 discusses how these themes came to find their place in artworks. From Rothko's planes of colour to Warhol's serial silkscreens, from Richard Prince's cowboys to Faith Ringgold's Black Light series, Since '45 examines artists and artworks within the broader spectrum of American society. Siegel's narrative moves fluidly from discussion of artists' works, art museums and galleries over the decades, to cultural influences and momentous historical events. In addition, rather than arguing on nationalist grounds, or viewing American culture as representative of a now-devalued nation, she explores how US culture dominated not only America's artists, but created conditions that now, after the full globalization of the art world, affect artists worldwide. Lucidly argued and readable, combining aesthetic and social concerns, Since '45 sheds light on the complexities of American art over half a century and more. It will interest all readers engaged in post-war and contemporary art in the USA and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781861897732 20160605
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xvii, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Authors' Forewords Introduction: Why Rembrandt? There Is No 'Dr. No' Smeared with Blood: The 1972 Worcester Heist The Take-Away Rembrandt Snafu in Cincinnati: 1973 Wolves at the Door: Heists from Homes Devil's Bargain: The MFA Heist 2000: The Stockholm Blitz The Rembrandt That Wasn't Rembrandt's Stolen Etchings Epilogue: Our Debt to Rembrandt Target Rembrandt: The List of Thefts Acknowledgements Notes Selected Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230108530 20160605
Art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion dollars in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. In Stealing Rembrandts, authors Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major art heists of the Dutch Master in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - the authors track daring entries into, and escapes from, the world's most renowned museums, and robbers who coolly walk off with multi-million dollar paintings. Stealing Rembrandts is a dramatic and brilliant account that lets you peek into the alluring and little-known criminal art world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230108530 20160605
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xi, 265 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
This handsomely illustrated book is a welcome addition to the history of women during America's Gilded Age. Wanda M. Corn takes as her topic the grand neo-classical Woman's Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern woman's progress in education, arts, and sciences. Looking closely at the paintings and sculptures women artists made to decorate the structure, including the murals by Mary Cassatt and Mary MacMonnies, Corn uncovers an unspoken but consensual program to visualize a history of the female sex and promote an expansion of modern woman's opportunities. Beautifully written, with informative sidebars by Annelise K. Madsen and artist biographies by Charlene G. Garfinkle, this volume illuminates the originality of the public images female artists created in 1893 and inserts them into the complex discourse of fin de siecle woman's politics. "The Woman's Building" offered female artists an unprecedented opportunity to create public art and imagine an historical narrative that put women rather than men at its center.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520241114 20160603
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268 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
  • The $12 million stuffed shark
  • Branding and insecurity
  • Branded auctions
  • Branded dealers
  • The art of the dealer
  • Art and artists
  • Damien Hirst and the shark
  • Warhol, Koons and Emin
  • Charles Saatchi : branded collector
  • Christie's and Sotheby's
  • Choosing an auction hammer
  • Auction psychology
  • The secret world of auctions
  • Francis Bacon's perfect portrait
  • Auction houses vs. dealers
  • Art fairs : the dealer's final frontier
  • Art and money
  • Pricing contemporary art
  • Fakes
  • Art critics
  • Museums
  • End game
  • Contemporary art as an investment.
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting "No. 5, 1948 "sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, "The $12 Million Stuffed Shark" is a "Freakonomics" approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, "The $12 Million Stuffed Shark" reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230620599 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
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255 p. : photographs ; 30 cm.
Whether highly bred canines or loveable mixed breeds, America has fallen in love with the dog, and who better than Christine Merrill, America's premier pet portraitist, to chronicle this long term relationship. As best selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford exclaims, "She has caught my Jemmy exactly; the portrait is perfect in every way." While grounded in the traditions of 18th and 19th century England, this Baltimore artist has over the past 20 years created a body of work, which depicts the American dog in its own especially American environment. Each chapter of this book features an American dog owner who has commissioned Merrill to capture their dog in oils, and answer the "who, what, where and why's" of each collector's story, and how they came to seek out Merrill to portray their dogs - members of the family whose portraits often supplant the portraits of their human relatives. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated, not only with Merrill's paintings, but also with colour photographs of the pet owner with their "American dog at home." Merrill's paintings, executed in the centuries old style of the great English masters of animal painting, are timeless testaments to our love for the dog, and Americans all over the country have chosen her to create portraits in oil of their beloved pets. Merrill counts movie stars, authors, socialites and captains of industry among her clients, each with one thing in common: their love for their pets. This book provides a glimpse into these worlds, but more importantly something which each of the 40 million dog owners in America can identify with - their pet's unconditional love. Some thirty-five different dog breeds are represented, from fifteen different states. The first part of the book includes 33 essays on Merrill's clients, illustrated with her paintings, but also photographs of the collectors with their dogs, their collections and their homes, personally photographed by the author, William Secord. Each essay has six colour photographs. It is exceptional in its access to the largely private lives of these collectors, providing a unique insight into Americans' relationship with their dogs. The second part of the book traces Merrill's career, with over 50 colour illustrations of her paintings. The second part of the book traces Merrill's career, with over 50 colour illustrations of her paintings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851496419 20160604
Law Library (Crown)