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Sacking Aladdin's Cave: Plundering Göring's Nazi War Trophies
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764343964, isbn: 0764343963,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Details the magnitude of the looting of art treasures by Hermann Göring and what happened to them after they were recovered by Allied forces. The most valuable made their way to America, including items now valued in the millions of dollars. Highlights the efforts to repatriate these works with their rightful owners..

Collecting Japanese Antiques
By Tuttle Publishing
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mpn: Over 400 Colour Photographs, ean: 9784805311226, isbn: 4805311223,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the uniquely Japanese aesthetic and how it relates to Japanese culture. From the time Japan started trading with the West in the sixteenth century, Japanese arts and crafts have intrigued and delighted Westerners, especially lacquer, screens, swords and porcelain. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting Japanese antiques; while

Chihuly: On Fire Postcard Book
By Chihuly Workshop
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mpn: ST3014, ean: 9781576841976, isbn: 1576841979,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Dale Chihuly always pushes the limits of the glass medium. Discover his most recent series, developed in 2013: the multi-coiled Rotolo-along with other original works. 32 Postcards32 full-color postcards. Each postcard is 7 x 5''.

Fraktur: Folk Art and Family (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
By Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764309205, isbn: 076430920X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
The American fraktur tradition began about 1740 in southeast Pennsylvania, but quickly spread to other states, and remains popular even today. For centuries, these cherished hand-written and watercolor decorated paper manuscripts have embodied a richness of tradition and culture, blending text with riotous color and Pennsylvania Dutch design. Having roots in medieval European decorated manuscript art, fraktur celebrate family events such as births, baptisms, and marriages among some of

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture
By Tuttle Publishing
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mpn: Over 160 colour photos, ean: 9784805312506, isbn: 4805312505,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
**Winner, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2015** This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary. The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it's a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, an architectural marvel, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. This allure has come to permeate the entire culture of Japan—it is manifest

Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum
By Houghton Mifflin
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mpn: 9780151015016, ean: 9780151015016, isbn: 0151015015,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
In recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. The monetary value is estimated at over half a billion dollars. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity? The answer lies at the Getty, one of the world’s richest and most troubled museums, and scandalous revelations that it had been buying looted antiquities for decades. Drawing on a trove of confidential museum

Art Parks: A Tour of America's Sculpture Parks and Gardens
By Brand: Princeton Architectural Press
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mpn: 140 colour Photographs, ean: 9781616891299, isbn: 1616891297,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
Whether located in the heart of a metropolis such as Chicago or on sprawling fields in the countryside, sculpture parks and gardens have become increasingly popular destinations for art and nature lovers alike. These art parks offer visitors a unique opportunity to interact with large-scale works designed for quiet contemplation in natural landscapes. Art Parks is the first comprehensive guide to North America's most important outdoor sculpture parks. Parks are divided into chapters

Masks of the World
By robertibold
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ean: 9780986364204, isbn: 0986364207,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Over 1000 different masks shown and described. The largest reference book of masks. Most of mankind's cultural diversity is displayed on more than 200 pages, including 12 chapters divided into different geographical areas, plus two more titled ''Protection & Protest'' and ''Steampunk & Sex.'' Everything is well organized, beautifully photographed, and easy to read..

Floral Patterns of India: 10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 12 Gift Tags
By Thames & Hudson
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ean: 9780500420867, isbn: 0500420866,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Ten sheets of gorgeous gift-wrapping paper featuring imaginative designs that draw on the richness of the floral arts of India The richness of the arts of India is overwhelming, and perhaps most noticeably so in its architecture. These ten sheets of gorgeous gift-wrapping paper featuring imaginative floral designs that draw on the richness of the arts of India reveal the exquisite detail of the decorative compositions, their finesse, precision, and creativity. It also highlights the skill,

Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection
By V & A Publishing
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ean: 9781851779703, isbn: 1851779701,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
From a distance, micromosaics appear like paintings; it is only on closer inspection that the intricate patterns of tesserae (the tiny pieces of stone, tile, or glass used to create the mosaic) become apparent. Some of the most virtuosic examples of this art appear in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Gilbert Collection. Sir Arthur Gilbert was credited with coining the term “micromosaics” and this superlative collection includes pieces ranging from portraits to table tops. Illustrated with

The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters
By Brand: University Press of Florida
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mpn: 63 colour photographs, notes, ean: 9780813022819, isbn: 0813022819,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
''For the first time, the real story behind the Highwaymen has emerged . . . a well-researched, lively, and comprehensive overview of the development and contribution of these African-American artists and their place in the history of Florida’s popular culture.''--Mallory McCane O’Connor, author of Lost Cities of the Ancient SoutheastThe Highwaymen introduces a group of young black artists who painted  their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s

Glidden Pottery: Alfred Mid-Century Highstyle Stoneware
By Brand: Universal Publishers
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ean: 9781612330167, isbn: 1612330169,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
This book is the fascinating story of the company and the people who produced Glidden pottery. The first section of the book tells about the history of the company, the important designers who worked there, and the wonderful designs they created. The second section of the book contains a richly-illustrated catalog of Glidden pottery. The photo illustrations show the patterns and shapes produced by the company, arranged by number, at a level of detail never before available. The catalog also

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
By Prestel
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mpn: 9783791381527, ean: 9783791381527, isbn: 3791381520,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
Exploring more than a dozen personal collections of contemporary artists, this unique and revealing book probes the aesthetic and psychological dimensions of collecting and shows how objects can influence and reflect their owners’ work. Throughout history artists have collected objects for professional and private reasons. Picasso, for example, collected African and Oceanic art; Walker Evans amassed a huge collection of postcards depicting ordinary Americans; and Matisse was an avid collector

The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art
By Brand: Walker n Company
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ean: 9780802714268, isbn: 0802714269,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
In the annals of art theft, no case has matched―for sheer criminal panache―the heist at Ireland's Russborough House in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunder ―including a Gainsborough, a Goya, two Rubenses, and a Vermeer― remained at large for years. Cahill taunted the police with a string of other crimes, but in the end it was the paintings that brought him low. The challenge of disposing of such

Louis C. Tiffany: The Collected Works of Robert Koch (Schiffer Classic Reference Book)
By Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
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ean: 9780764314001, isbn: 0764314009,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
Three classic books on Louis C. Tiffany's brilliant Art Nouveau works are combined here in one volume. Louis C. Tiffany Rebel in Glass, Louis C. Tiffany's Glass- Bronzes-Lamps, and Louis C. Tiffany's Art Glass by Robert Koch, the foremost scholar in the field, informed and delighted a generation of art lovers before they went out of print and became hard to find. This combined edition brings the innovative career of one of America's most original artists to a new generation of collectors. It

A History of Japanese Art: From Prehistory to the Taisho Period (Tuttle Classics)
By Brand: Tuttle Publishing
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mpn: 345 black and white photographs, ean: 9784805310311, isbn: 4805310316,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
A History of Japanese Art offers readers a comprehensive view of Japanese art through Japanese eyes—a view that is the most revealing of all perspectives. At the same time, it provides readers with a guide to the places in Japan where the best and most representative creations of Japanese art are to be seen.Used Book in Good Condition.

Confessions Of an Art Addict
By Brand: Ecco
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ean: 9780880015769, isbn: 0880015764,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal and professional relationships, and often surprising portrayals of the artists themselves. Here is a book that captures a valuable chapter in the history of modern art, as well as the spirit of one of its greatest advocates.Used Book in Good Condition.

The Art of Buying Art: An Insider's Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art
By Harper Design
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ean: 9780060794590, isbn: 0060794593,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
A contemporary art expert demystifies the process of finding, appreciating, and collecting contemporary art on any budget. Contemporary art is often misunderstood as intentionally controversial, obnoxiously self–indulgent, or painfully obscure. In this book, contemporary art expert and gallery owner Paige West guides readers toward the understanding that contemporary art can be just as original, tasteful, and breathtaking as traditional paintings. West draws from her experience as a

Home Front Posters: of the Second World War (Shire Library)
By Shire Publications
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ean: 9780747811428, isbn: 0747811423,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
From Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases to Keep Calm and Carry On, the Home Front posters from the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were design classics, others more prosaic, but together they give a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of living through World War Two.This was the first total war, with civilians as essential to the war effort as soldiers. So posters instructed people on everything from cooking and salvage to how to speak, and even

Bronzes: Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930, Vol. 2
By Schiffer Publishing
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ean: 9780887407017, isbn: 0887407013,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
This is the second volume of the definitive reference series dealing with commercial bronze sculptures in the period 1800 to 1930. This period spans the rise and decline of commercial industrial foundries in Europe, especially in France, and a wide array of international sculptors. Together, they produced millions of fine statuettes for the general public. Volume 2 includes 1025 photographs of sculptures on 272 pages with a numbered list of the sculpture categories and an essay on early

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