The Museum of Lost Art (Pre-order)

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 4 May 2018.

Noah Charney


Price: USD$35.00

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.


Format: Hardback
Size: 234 x 150 mm (9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in)
Pages: 296 pp
Illustrations: 135 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714875842

Noah Charney is an art historian and the founder and president of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA). He has published articles in magazines such as New York Times Magazine, Time, El Pais, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Elle and Tatler, and has appeared on radio and television for the BBC, ITV, NPR, CNBC and MSNBC. He is the author of Phaidon's bestselling The Art of Forgery (2015).

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