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The Resource Nazi-looted art and the law : the American cases, Bruce L. Hay

Nazi-looted art and the law : the American cases, Bruce L. Hay

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Nazi-looted art and the law : the American cases
Title
Nazi-looted art and the law
Title remainder
the American cases
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Bruce L. Hay
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a clear, accessible account of the American litigation over the restitution of works of art taken from Jewish families during the Holocaust. For the past two decades, the courts of the United States have been an arena of conflict over this issue that has recently captured widespread public attention. In a series of cases, survivors and heirs have come forward to claim artworks in public and private collections around the world, asserting that they were seized by the Nazis or were sold under duress by owners desperate to escape occupied countries. Spanning two continents and three-quarters of a century, the cases confront the courts with complex problems of domestic and international law, clashes among the laws of different jurisdictions, factual uncertainties about the movements of art during and after the war, and the persistent question whether restitution claims have been extinguished by the passage of time. Through individual case studies, the book examines the legal questions these conflicts have raised and the answers the courts have given. From the internationally celebrated "Woman in Gold" lawsuit against Austria to lesser-known claims against Germany, Hungary, Spain, and museums and private collections in the United States, the book synthesizes the legal and evidentiary materials and judicial rulings in each case, creating a coherent narrative of proceedings that are often labyrinthine in complexity. Written by a leading authority on litigation and procedure, the book will be of interest to readers in various fields of the humanities and social sciences as well as law, and to anyone interested in the fate of artworks that have been called the "last prisoners" of the Second World War.--
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Hay, Bruce L
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index present
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Restitution
  • Art thefts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Nazi-looted art and the law : the American cases, Bruce L. Hay
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- United States v. Portrait of Wally -- Altmann v. Republic of Austria -- Westfield v. Federal Republic of Germany -- Orkin v. Taylor -- Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art -- Cassirer v. Kingdom of Spain and Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation -- Grosz v. Museum of Modern Art -- Bakalar v. Vavra -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston v. Seger-Thomschitz --- Schoeps v. Museum of Modern Art -- De Csepel v. Republic of Hungary -- Detroit Institute of Arts and Toledo Museum of Art v. Ullin -- Vineberg v. Bissonnette -- Conclusion -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9783319649665
Lccn
2017948667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992779312
Label
Nazi-looted art and the law : the American cases, Bruce L. Hay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- United States v. Portrait of Wally -- Altmann v. Republic of Austria -- Westfield v. Federal Republic of Germany -- Orkin v. Taylor -- Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art -- Cassirer v. Kingdom of Spain and Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation -- Grosz v. Museum of Modern Art -- Bakalar v. Vavra -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston v. Seger-Thomschitz --- Schoeps v. Museum of Modern Art -- De Csepel v. Republic of Hungary -- Detroit Institute of Arts and Toledo Museum of Art v. Ullin -- Vineberg v. Bissonnette -- Conclusion -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9783319649665
Lccn
2017948667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992779312

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