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Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts 5th ed isbn 9789041125170

Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts 4th ed

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John Henry Merryman, Albert E. Elsenboth of Stanford University, California, USA

ISBN13: 9789041199140
ISBN: 9041199144
New Edition ISBN: 9789041125170
Published: December 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Although the 1990s witnessed more than a few episodes of shocking cultural destruction, this text notes a great surge in worldwide consciousness of the unique, irreplaceable character of art, and a significant rollback of the cultural prejudices that have been ebbing away since the 1954 Hague Convention declared all art works, whatever their origin, to be ""the cultural heritage of mankind."" Whether you need to understand a concept such as who owns the past, or something as mundane as whether a museum can sell part of its collection in order to fix the roof, this book aims to set you on the right course.

It combines scholarship with a humanistic approach, recognising that law and art each (in the words of Paul Freund) ""impose a measure of order on the disorder of experience without stifling the underlying diversity, spontaneity, and disarray.""

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Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Plunder, Reparations and Destruction: Plunder and Reparations
Cultural Reparations
The Destruction of Works of Art. The International Trade In Art: The Unfree Trade in Cultural Property
International Trade Liberalization
Individual Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Trade in Stolen and Illegally Exported Art. Who Owns the Past? Antiquities Policies and Realities - Contrasting Views: Ethics and Antiquities
The Law: Illegal Export of Antiquities
The Law: Nationalized Cultural Property
The Effect of International Legislation
Repatriation of Cultural Property
The Protection of Traditional or Indigenous Knowledge. The Artist's Rights in the Work of Art: The Moral Right
The Resale Right. Artistic Freedom: Some Historical Examples
"Censorship" of Art
The Artist and the State I - The State as Censor
The Artist and the State II - The State as Consumer
The Artist and the State III - The State as Benefactor. The Artist's Life: The Myth of the Lonely Artist
Defining the Artist. Living and Working as an Artist
Art as a Matter of Life and Death - Toxic Hazards
The Artist and the Lawyer
The Artist and the Dealer
The Artist and the Museum
Commissioned Works of Art
Taxes. The Collector: The Acquisition of Art, The Art Market
The Collector and the Artist
Dealing with Auctioneers
Consumer Protection and the Fine Arts
Theft and Artnapping
Taxes, Gifts to Charity, and Appraisers
The Collectors Divorce
The Collector Dies
The New Medici. (Part contents).