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Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War

by Arthur Tompkins Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2018
ISBN:
9781848222199
Format:
Hbk 192 pages
Price:
AU$62.99 NZ$64.34
Product Status: In Stock Now
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The roll-call of wars down the centuries is paralleled by an equally extensive narrative of the theft, destruction, plundering, displacement and concealing of some of the greatest works of art during those conflicts - a story that is expertly told in this original publication.  


 


From the many wars of Classical Antiquity, through the military turning points and detours of the Fourth Crusade, the Thirty Years’ War, Revolutionary and Napoleonic   France, the First and Second World Wars, and then onwards to the ongoing contemporary conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the history of art crime in times of war contains myriad fascinating and often little-known stories of the fate of humankind’s greatest works of art.  


 


Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War charts the crucial milestones of art crimes spanning two thousand years. The works of art involved have fascinating stories to tell, as civilisation moves from a simple and brutal 'winner takes it all' attitude to the spoils of war, to contemporary understanding, and commitment to, the idea that our artistic heritage truly belongs to all humankind.

Acknowledgements; Introduction; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1. Rome; Chapter 2. The Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople; Chapter 3. The Thirty Years' War; Chapter 4. Napoleon; Chapter 5. The First World War; Chapter 6. The Second World War: Western Europe; Chapter 7. The Second World War: Eastern Europe; Chapter 8. Unravelling the Nazi Plunder: The Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Officers; Chapter 9. The Yugoslav Wars; Chapter 10. Afghanistan and Iraq; Coda: Iraq and Syria; Notes; Further Reading; Index

Judge Arthur Tompkins is a District Court Judge based in Wellington, New Zealand. He teaches the ‘Art in War’ component course at ARCA’s annual Graduate Certificate Programme in Art Crime and Heritage Protection Studies, in Umbria, Italy.