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Museum of the missing : a history of art theft

Author: Simon Houpt
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a painting goes missing, we all lose a piece of our common heritage. Museum of the Missing offers readers a rare glimpse of the greatest gallery that never was. Simon Houpt brilliantly recounts the story of its valuable holdings and investigates some of the men and women involved in the thefts. Filled with beautiful paintings and rarely seen photographs, this intriguing book is also a recognition of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Houpt
ISBN: 1402728298 9781402728297
OCLC Number: 67375076
Notes: "Produced by Madison Press Books."
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Julian Radcliffe --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Art as a commodity --
ch. 2. Theft in a time of war --
ch. 3. The uncommon criminal --
ch. 4. The lost art detective agency --
ch. 5. The space on the wall --
Appendix : Gallery of missing art --
Picture credits --
Index --
Selected bibliography --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Simon Houpt ; foreword by Julian Radcliffe.
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When a painting goes missing, we all lose a piece of our common heritage. Museum of the Missing offers readers a rare glimpse of the greatest gallery that never was. Simon Houpt brilliantly recounts the story of its valuable holdings and investigates some of the men and women involved in the thefts. Filled with beautiful paintings and rarely seen photographs, this intriguing book is also a recognition of the ingenious few who are trying to get these treasures back. - Jacket.

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