Category: Book reviews

UrbanTick: Book – Cultural Emergency

Disaster management has become a more widely discussed topic in recent years. It is not necessarily that there are more devastating catastrophe happening, but that it is discussed and reacted upon in a different way. Word wide connections have grown…

His Heart Is in the Art of Sleuthing

His Heart Is in the Art of Sleuthing http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/arts/design/07wittman.html?pagewanted=all By RANDY KENNEDY Published: June 6, 2010 There might be a few agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who could sit down at a piano and run through a Chopin…

Book thefts – The literate burglar

Author Allison Hoover Bartlett on the curious psyche of a rare-book thief By Matthew Battles  |  November 8, 2009 Rare books provoke passion in collectors, who expend untold time and treasure in their pursuit. Some surrender their scruples, too. Take…

Sketching in the details of the Gardner heist. Ulrich Boser's retelling of the greatest art theft in modern times doesn't provide a solution but captures the dedication required to build up an art collection – and to steal it

Sketching in the details of the Gardner heist Ulrich Boser’s retelling of the greatest art theft in modern times doesn’t provide a solution but captures the dedication required to build up an art collection – and to steal it Kriston…

By removing antiquities from Third World countries, Western nations decided “who owns antiquity” long ago, and they did so with little regard for the integrity of sites or concern for what was best for all of humanity.

‘Antiquity’ argues past belongs to all By Claire McHale Milner “Thy walls defac’d, thy mouldering shrines remov’d/ By British hands…” With those words, Lord Byron, an ardent supporter of Greek independence, cried out against the British Museum’s acquisition of marble…