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Pawnshop and Palaces: The Fall and Rise of the Campana Art Museum

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A tale of embezzlement and political intrigue, Pawnshop and Palaces recounts the stormy history from mid-nineteenth-century acquisition to late-twentieth-century rediscovery of the Campana art collection and the scandal spawned by the criminal offences of its founder, Giovanni Pietro Campana.

Grounded in the authors' review of records of Campana's trial and vivid contemporary commentaries, Pawnshop and Palaces tells the life story of the Campana Art Museum, how European museums fought for its acquisition, how art scholars and curators disputed its value, and how powerful dignitaries plotted to influence political decisions determining the collection's fate. The authors draw parallels between the Campana story and recent financial scandals and art world controversies.

There are a few signs of shelf wear to the edges of the dust jacket. Otherwise, the binding is tight and the pages are clean throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Borowitz, Helen & Borowitz, Albert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25" by 6.25"
Edition:
First, 1991
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1560980109
ISBN-13:
9781560980100
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Title:
Pawnshop and Palaces: The Fall and Rise of the Campana Art Museum

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A tale of embezzlement and political intrigue, Pawnshop and Palaces recounts the stormy history from mid-nineteenth-century acquisition to late-twentieth-century rediscovery of the Campana art collection and the scandal spawned by the criminal offences of its founder, Giovanni Pietro Campana.

Grounded in the authors' review of records of Campana's trial and vivid contemporary commentaries, Pawnshop and Palaces tells the life story of the Campana Art Museum, how European museums fought for its acquisition, how art scholars and curators disputed its value, and how powerful dignitaries plotted to influence political decisions determining the collection's fate. The authors draw parallels between the Campana story and recent financial scandals and art world controversies.

There are a few signs of shelf wear to the edges of the dust jacket. Otherwise, the binding is tight and the pages are clean throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Borowitz, Helen & Borowitz, Albert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25" by 6.25"
Edition:
First, 1991
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1560980109
ISBN-13:
9781560980100
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Title:
Pawnshop and Palaces: The Fall and Rise of the Campana Art Museum

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