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Playing Darts with a Rembrandt Public and Private Rights in Cultural Treasures

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ISBN-10: 0472087843

ISBN-13: 9780472087846

Edition: 1999

Authors: Joseph L. Sax

List price: $31.95
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Some of the world's greatest treasures are hidden away and have not been seen publicly for decades, sometimes for centuries. Others have been destroyed. They are not stolen property. They are simply private property, and no matter their public significance, the public has no claims on them. A capricious owner of Leonardo da Vinci's notebook would be perfectly within his rights to throw it in the fireplace, as James Joyce's grandson did with letters from the author's daughter, or Warren Harding's widow did with her husband's Teapot Dome papers. This is a book about such rights and why they are wrong. Some incidents are famous. A great artist's mural is demolished because the rich man who…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English