Presents a history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece—Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"—which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, and stolen thirteen times.
This definitive collection of the photographer's work highlights his friendships with and access to the innovators of modern jazz, including Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday depicted in smoky clubs, backstage parties and even the musician's apartments.
Traces the parallel stories of nineteenth-century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 360 miniature netsuke Japanese ivory carvings, documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.
Published in its entirety for the first time, a memorial volume of the late iconic photographer's famous 1940s scrapbook features restored images of his prints and showcases the pieces hand-selected by the photographer that originally appeared in his 1947 Museum of Modern Art exhibition.
Gathers black and white photographs of the Beatles taken in 1964 in Liverpool and in London during the making of their first feature film, and includes pictures of other musicians from Liverpool and brief explanations of the photographs.
"A photographic collection of arts and crafts made in the Japanese American internment camps during World War II, along with a historical overview of the camps"—Provided by publisher.
Drawn from the world's largest baseball collection, this book's over 350 illustrations include vintage baseball cards, photos of famous players and ballparks, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and WPA baseball ads, in a history of baseball's origins, rich heritage, and uniquely American character.