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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery

From the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic narrative that tells the fascinating stories of artworks stolen, looted, or destroyed in war, accidentally demolished or discarded, lost at sea or in natural disasters, or attacked by iconoclasts or vandals; works that were intentionally temporal, knowingly destroyed by the artists themselves or their patrons, covered over with paint or plaster, or recycled for their materials. An exciting read that spans the centuries and the continents.

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"From the bestselling author [...] Noah Charney... A dynamic narrative... Fascinating stories... Provides a stark reminder of the fragility of the world''s treasures."―ArtsBeat

"Noah Charney wrote bestseller The Art of Forgery. For his new book, he returns to the art underworld and looks at work that was stolen, looted or destroyed in war. Some pieces featured here were accidentally lost, others damaged in natural disasters, and others still destroyed because of the images they carried. Most remarkable of all are the masterpieces recycled for their materials."―CreativeBloq.com

"In his expansive study The Museum of Lost Art, Charney provides a survey of works that have been stolen, confiscated, obliterated, painted over, erased, buried or that perhaps never even existed. The result - appropriately - is something of a revelation."―Art Agency, Partners

"Charney picks out some of the greatest lost cultural artifacts in history and tells vivid tales of their bitter ends."―Bloomberg Online

"Lost art still has a key role in our culture... The were seven wonders in the ancient world. None has survived, save the great pyramids. Yet these long-vanished marvels still loom large in our cultural memory... Noah Charney curates a collection of masterpieces that, destroyed, misplace or stolen, may no longer be seen. Yet they play a crucial role in our culture... It becomes apparent that it is the very "lost-ness" of these pieces that is integral to their identity... Lost artworks belong less to our world than to the land of myth... Lost art can never disappoint... A museum of lost art would contain more masterpieces than all existing museums, this book suggests. It may sound like a sad statistic. But then you realize that the wonder that the art first inspired can still very much be found."―The Times, Saturday Review

"Imagine a museum of lost art crammed with masterpieces that have, over the centuries, been looted, destroyed in war, accidentally demolished or attacked. This is the fascinating premise of a new book by the US scholar Noah Charney, published by Phaidon."―TheArtNewspaper.com

"Theft. Looting. Fire. Vandalism. Acts of God. Where are Caravaggio''s Nativity and Vermeer''s The Concert? What happened to Van Weyden''s Justice cycle? Why not bring back to life a selection of dead artworks, such as The Colossus of Rhodes?... A very enjoyable read."―MatureTimes.co.uk

"Engaging, surprising, amusing and often tragic."―Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus, National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution

"It''s a beautifully illustrated guide to art, to whom, fate has often been astonishingly cruel."―The Buffalo News Online

"The Museum of Lost Art carefully documents how the violence and vagaries of war, looting, accidents, vandalism and natural disasters will always wreak havoc on art―and why the protection of works against these kinds of dangers is vital. But for some artists like [Jean] Tinguely and [Heather] Benning, the destruction itself is where creation can also be found."―Economist.com

"From the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery, Noah Charney, comes this fantasy art adventure, The Museum of Lost Art. This is a stroll through a museum that could never exist. It''s a visit to a gallery of the ''once was'', perhaps a wander through a hall of ''lost forever'', and a tentative toe-dipping into an underworld of crime and seamy politics. The Museum of Lost Art has a wealth of illustrations to bring alive these curious tales. It''s a fascinating and engaging read and a commentary not only on art but also on its place in civil, religious, and political society."―MostlyFood.co.uk

"Full of interesting material, ranging from potted biographies of master burglars to a résumé of the damage inflicted on the city of Florence by the flood of 1966."―Mail on Sunday

"Combining art history, drama and adventure, the book showcases contemporary interpretations of lost and fabled works of art... Structured by methods of loss, from war and theft to vandalism and natural disaster, this engaging work highlights the vulnerability of the world''s treasures."―Theartssociety.org

About the Author

Noah Charney  is a professor of art history and the founder and president of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA). He has published hundreds of articles in magazines such as the  Guardian , the  Washington Post Salon , the  Art Newspaper , the  Observer Tendencias del Mercado del Arte , and many more. He also appears regularly on radio and television for the BBC, ITV, NPR, National Geographic, Travel Channel and others. He is the Pulitzer-nominated author of twelve books, several international best-sellers, among them the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art (2017) and Phaidon''s bestselling The Art of Forgery (2015). He lives in Slovenia with his family and their hairless dog, Hubert van Eyck.

 

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George Burns
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Art That Was
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
There is a great deal of great art in the world today, but the author reminds us that many pieces of art of great renown no longer exist: theft, fire, war, accident and other calamities destroy art. The author demonstrates that an immense museum could be stocked with art... See more
There is a great deal of great art in the world today, but the author reminds us that many pieces of art of great renown no longer exist: theft, fire, war, accident and other calamities destroy art. The author demonstrates that an immense museum could be stocked with art that is missing and is, for the most part, unrecoverable. This is an interesting thesis and is fully explored. The only downside is that at times the book amounts to little more than a list of missing pieces of art which makes for dull reading.
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I find that a misuse of this rating system and unjustly giving this great book a bad chance to sell well
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2018
The one other reviewer gave this a 1 star because he said it was just re-hashing old information. I find that a misuse of this rating system and unjustly giving this great book a bad chance to sell well. It is a history book... by default it is re-telling older stories. But... See more
The one other reviewer gave this a 1 star because he said it was just re-hashing old information. I find that a misuse of this rating system and unjustly giving this great book a bad chance to sell well. It is a history book... by default it is re-telling older stories. But this book does so eloquently and combines the importance of lost art to the cultures that lost them. Maybe this other reviewer is some sort of all-knowing-lost-art-genius... but to an avid art history enthusiast like myself I found it a wonderful read which was augmented by direct visual examples of the relative works
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Kathleen
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An clear look at the horrors of lost art.
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
Noah Charney book is a wonderful account of lost art. Exciting to read, and very informative about a real problem in the world of art. I read The Art Thief and The Art of Forgery and this was just as amazing.
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Jorge R.
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Fun read for art aficionados
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2021
Easy read, fun Gives back stories to much lost art but more!
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Good book
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018
It''s a great read.
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zheng wang
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A great book
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
It’s a great book. However, I am still reading it
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Jared Winegrad
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Beautiful Book with Fascinating Stories
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
So fascinating! Beautifully told collection of vinegettes with beautiful prints of the related works. Deeply enjoyed this book and will look forward to many rereads in the future!
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Martie
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The intersection of World History and Great Art
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
Fascinating vignettes about how culture, politics, history, acts of God, religious belief, and crime intersect with the world of great Art and great Artists.
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Good book sunk by the lack of a good editor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2018
What a shame - there is a good idea and a good book in here trying to get out. Unfortunately, it is full of script errors and typos, and desperately in need of a proper editor to sort these out and make sure the flow isn''t destroyed by some awful topic jumps
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The author never dissapoints..
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 22, 2018
I am addicted to every single book of this author and as usual, he never disappoints. I downed the book in a single weekend.. if you liked it, I suggest you dig into his amazon profile because he has a few other excellent books on the same topic of art..
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for everyone who loves art
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art history just will looks different after you read this book
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Noah Charney is a professor of art history and the founder and president of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA). He has published hundreds of articles in magazines such as the Guardian, the Washington Post, Salon, the Art Newspaper, the Observer, Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, and many more. He also appears regularly on radio and television for the BBC, ITV, NPR, National Geographic, Travel Channel and others. He is the Pulitzer-nominated author of twelve books, several international best-sellers, among them the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art (2017) and Phaidon's bestselling The Art of Forgery (2015). He lives in Slovenia with his family and their hairless dog, Hubert van Eyck.

Images of each lost work of art are presented, where possible, alongside their fascinating true story, placing each of the masterpieces in an international, historical context


Hand-coloured photograph of the Amber Room as installed in the Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), near St Petersburg, 1931


Still from the film Le mystère Picasso, 1956, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Picture credit: Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018


Heather Benning, The Dollhouse: Fire #2, 2013, Kodak Endura digital C-print, 50.8 × 76.2 cm (20 × 30 in). Picture credit: Courtesy of Heather Benning

Each chapter opens with the story of an artwork that was lost but eventually found, inspiring readers to appreciate the fragility of what does survive




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