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Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
Hstorian Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science, and culture. Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits, science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories.
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
Thrilling narrative history describing how France's museum staff protected Leonardo da Vinci's Joconde - and her famous smile - in World War 2
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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Optickal Illusion
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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists against Originality
Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of artistic borrowing.
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Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS.From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world's greatest works of art.
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Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime
Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history.
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Great Pretender: A Catalogue of Chaos and Creativity
A hilarious and enthralling account of the trading of replica antiques in London's fine art circles
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
Thrilling narrative history describing how France's museum staff protected Leonardo da Vinci's Joconde - and her famous smile - in World War 2
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Museum of Lost Art
True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery
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Icon Hunter: A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage
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Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
The destruction of ancient monuments by the Taliban and the Islamic State have shocked observers worldwide. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage as well as a balanced account of treaties and laws, collections past and present, forgeries, and other controversial issues.
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Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War
Arthur Tompkins presents examples of art crimes from wars through history, including the Fourth Crusade, the Napoleonic era, the Second World War and modern-day conflicts in Yugoslavia and Iraq.
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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Orpheus Clock: the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and died in concentration camps. Originally he knew little about them - his father never spoke of their history or heritage. But when Goodman received his late father's old papers, a story began to emerge.
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Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners
This text provides a description of the events surrounding the theft of two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner in 1994, and the subsequent pursuit, location and negotiation for their return.
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Art and Authenticity
Art and Authenticity explores a range of questions around the ideas of authenticity, originality and replication in art. The authors move far beyond the fundamental question of 'Is it genuine?' to themes and definitions surrounding authenticity as a concept operating across different periods and contexts.
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Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers
The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers explores the gripping stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world's most famous forgeries
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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. The author has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines.
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Art Crime and its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals
Art Crime and Its Prevention is the definitive handbook on art crime for art-world professionals of all kinds from the museum, auction house or art-insurance employee to the contemporary gallerist, dealer, art-market student or collector. The book's territory is broad and includes advice on many aspects of collecting.
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Hitler'S Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures
Susan Ronald reveals in this book how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art.
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Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
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Central Collecting Point in Munich - A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art
A compelling exploration of the many issues surrounding the restoration and restitution of Nazi-stolen art at the end of World War II.
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Inganno - The Art of Deception: Imitation, Reception, and Deceit in Early Modern Art
Includes essays that address issues surrounding the use, dissemination, and reception of copies and even deliberate forgeries within the history of art, focusing on paintings, prints and sculptures created and sold from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century.
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Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy
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. This book deals with German history.
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Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures
Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. The book includes full-color photos of the objects.
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Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market
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Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries
How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Through a series of examples and processes, this title draws the reader into the complex issues confronted by gallery professionals.
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Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich