Possession

Author: Erin L. Thompson
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300208529
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A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors--from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases--are as mesmerizing as they are revealing.
Possession
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Erin L. Thompson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime,
New Approaches to Ancient Material Culture in the Greek & Roman World
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Catherine Cooper
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-16 - Publisher: BRILL

This book highlights the diversity of current methodologies in Classical Archaeology. It includes papers about archaeology and art history, museum objects and fieldwork data, texts and material culture, archaeological theory and historiography, and technical and literary analysis, across Classical Antiquity.
Possession
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Erin Thompson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-28 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart
International Heritage Law for Communities
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Lucas Lixinski
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book critically engages the shortcomings of the field of international heritage law, seen through the lenses of the five major UNESCO treaties for the safeguarding of different types of heritage. It argues that these five treaties have effectively prevented local communities, who bear the brunt of the costs associated
Collecting in the Twenty-First Century
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Johannes Endres, Christoph Zeller
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

An interdisciplinary volume of essays identifying the impact of technology on the age-old cultural practice of collecting as well as the opportunities and pitfalls of collecting in the digital era.