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The Resource A tragic fate : law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art, Nicholas M. O'Donnell

A tragic fate : law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art, Nicholas M. O'Donnell

Label
A tragic fate : law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art
Title
A tragic fate
Title remainder
law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas M. O'Donnell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last 20 years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War II, stolen art has proven to be an issue that simply will not go away. Newly found works of art pit survivors and their heirs against museums, foreign nations, and even their own family members. These stories are enduring because they speak to one of the core tragedies of the Nazi era: how a nation at the pinnacle of fine art and culture spawned a legalized culture of theft and plunder. A Tragic Fate is the first book to seriously address the legal and ethical rules that have dictated the results of restitution claims between competing claimants to the same works of art. It provides a history of art and culture in German-occupied Europe, an introduction to the most significant collections in Europe to be targeted by the Nazis, and a narrative of the efforts to reclaim looted artwork--including Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Camille Pissarro's Rue Saint-Honore, apres-midi, effet de pluit [sic], and Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally--in the decades following the Holocaust through profiles of some of the art world's most famous and influential restitution cases"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
K5219
LC item number
.O36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A tragic fate : law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art, Nicholas M. O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Art and culture in occupied Europe -- From there to here : legislated plunder in the Third Reich and the Allied response -- Part two. The new era -- The Washington Conference and its ethical parallels -- Portrait of Wally and the politics of seizure -- A new door opens : Maria Altmann and the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer -- Landscape with smokestacks and early trends -- The Max Stern estate -- Part three. Out of time? -- Bakalar and the defense of laches -- California legislative amendments and the legacy of Jacques Goudstikker -- The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Oskar Reichel, and provenance research -- Prescriptive law in Louisiana -- The Nathan heirs, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Toledo Museum of Art -- The knives come out -- Part four. Back and forth -- Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy -- Leone Meyer and the University of Oklahoma -- Legally present : a jurisdictional hook -- The Pissarro of Lily Cassirer -- Hungary and the Herzog Collection -- Commercial activity or sovereign act? -- Part five. The worst system in the world but all the rest -- Progress or broken promises? : restitution claims procedures among the signatories to the Washington Conference principles -- A tragic fate : conclusions and possibilities -- Glossary of names, terms and concepts
Control code
ocn961009560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781634257336
Lccn
2017015050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961009560
Label
A tragic fate : law and ethics in the battle over Nazi-looted art, Nicholas M. O'Donnell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Art and culture in occupied Europe -- From there to here : legislated plunder in the Third Reich and the Allied response -- Part two. The new era -- The Washington Conference and its ethical parallels -- Portrait of Wally and the politics of seizure -- A new door opens : Maria Altmann and the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer -- Landscape with smokestacks and early trends -- The Max Stern estate -- Part three. Out of time? -- Bakalar and the defense of laches -- California legislative amendments and the legacy of Jacques Goudstikker -- The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Oskar Reichel, and provenance research -- Prescriptive law in Louisiana -- The Nathan heirs, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Toledo Museum of Art -- The knives come out -- Part four. Back and forth -- Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy -- Leone Meyer and the University of Oklahoma -- Legally present : a jurisdictional hook -- The Pissarro of Lily Cassirer -- Hungary and the Herzog Collection -- Commercial activity or sovereign act? -- Part five. The worst system in the world but all the rest -- Progress or broken promises? : restitution claims procedures among the signatories to the Washington Conference principles -- A tragic fate : conclusions and possibilities -- Glossary of names, terms and concepts
Control code
ocn961009560
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 418 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781634257336
Lccn
2017015050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961009560

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