THE ART OF THIEF

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The Art Of Thief

Author : Paul Davies
ISBN : 1783290978
Genre : Art
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Collects concept images and sketches of the video game's characters, settings, and weapons, and features commentary from the artists.
Category: Art

The Art Of The Heist

Author : Myles J. Connor, Jr.
ISBN : 9780061872716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A gripping tell-all….A fascinating look inside the mind of an unrepentant criminal.” —Washington Post “One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written….A rare gem of a book.” —T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne America’s most notorious art thief, Boston-based Myles Connor, tells the unapologetic true story of his life of crime in The Art of the Heist. Co-written with acclaimed author Jenny Siler, Connor’s eye-opening memoirs offer readers a rare, detailed, and intimate look into the mindset of a master criminal—a cat burglar, thief, and con man, veteran of numerous brazen museum heists, who shares the unparalleled “rush” of a life lived on the far side of the law.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Art Of Uncharted 4 A Thief S End

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781630087067
Genre : Art
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Journey alongside Nathan Drake once again, as Naughty Dog and Dark Horse Books team up to bring you this comprehensive and breathtaking exploration into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End! Numerous never-before-seen designs and concept art accompanied by commentary from the developers give you behind-the-scenes access to the creation of this gaming masterwork. This beautiful oversized hardcover is a must-have for any fan of the Uncharted franchise and high quality video game art. The Art of Unchartend 4 will be released by Dark Horse simultaneoulsy with the new game, Uncharted 4.
Category: Art

The Art Of Stealing Time Time Thief 2

Author : Katie Macalister
ISBN : 9781945961373
Genre : Fiction
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Experts in the art of stealing time, Travellers live on the edge of both mortal and immortal realms. But a few fight their outlaw instincts.… Gwenhwyfar Byron Owens learned everything she knows about potions and spells from her two Wiccan moms, who are forbidden by Otherworld laws from teaching magic to mortals. But when their latest transgression results in the kidnapping of a mortal woman, Gwen figures the only place to hide them all is in Anwyn, the Welsh afterlife.… But Gregory Faa—a member of the Watch—is hot on their heels. A Traveller who has stolen time, he’s eager to prove himself worthy of the Watch, only he has a past with the dark-eyed Welsh beauty he’s been charged with bringing to justice. He’s tempted to just let Gwen disappear into Anwyn, until he realizes that she’s being pursued by a squad of goons and death’s minions. Gwen is used to taking care of her moms and herself, so she can’t give in to her heart’s demand to trust Gregory, despite the fact that he’s as handsome as the day is long—and the days in Anwyn can last centuries…
Category: Fiction

The Art Thief

Author : Noah Charney
ISBN : 9781847396099
Genre : Fiction
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The disappearance of a priceless Caravaggio in Rome and the famous 'White on White' by Russian painter Kasimir Malevich in Paris heralds the start of a series of seemingly unconnected art crimes across Europe. Fitting the pieces together as they follow a trail of bluffs and double-bluffs, bizarre clues and intellectual puzzles, Inspector Jean-JacquesBizot in Paris and Harry Wickenden of Scotland Yardcome to realize that what at first appears a spate of random thefts is all part of a single master plan, and that they are being led ever deeper into a baffling conspiracy. This fiendishly clever debut thriller takes us behind the scenes of the elite fine art world of auction houses, academia and museums to offer a fascinating view of art history, witty, fast-paced dialogue and an ever-surprising plot that twists its way from Rome to Paris to London and back again.
Category: Fiction

Hitler S Art Thief

Author : Susan Ronald
ISBN : 9781466866829
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. Gurlitt became known as a man who never was - he didn't have a bank account, never paid tax, never received social security. He simply did not exist. He had been hard-wired into a life of shadows and secrecy by his own father long before he had inherited his art collection built on the spoliation of museums and Jews during Hitler's Third Reich. The ensuing media frenzy unleashed international calls for restitution, unsettled international relations, and rocked the art world. Susan Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art. Hitler's Art Thief is the untold story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who stole more than art-he stole lives, too.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Artist Is A Thief

Author : Stephen Gray
ISBN : 1741151236
Genre : Fiction
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This gritty, unflinching philosophical detective novel addresses themes of Aboriginal rights, privilege, and art.
Category: Fiction

Stealing The Past

Author : John Tillmann
ISBN : 1771086726
Genre : Art thefts
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It took Interpol, the RCMP, and the FBI over twenty years to catch Canada's most audacious and prolific art thief, John Tillmann. In this candid memoir, Tillmann offers his unvarnished life story, from childhood petty thief to his most brazen heists, working with a trusted brother and sister team from Russia, to the morning that he realized, as police closed in on his lakeside Nova Scotia home--stuffed with rare paintings, books, and a full suit of armour--that it was all coming to an inglorious end. In this fascinating tell-all, Tillmann, who wrote this book while serving time in prison, owns up to the crimes that put him behind bars and gives his own intriguing analysis of what drove him. Everything is on the table, from how he used methods like simple distraction through the use of decoys--once using his pet cat; usually his beautiful Russian wife, Katya. He describes their extensive dealings with the Russian mob (the Black Hand) and the tactics he used to once steal a van Gogh and a thousand-year-old gold Viking amulet. The exact value of Tillmann's art heists has not been determined, although he once possessed a very rare first edition of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species printed in 1859, as well as a five-thousand-year-old Egyptian mummy. By writing his story himself, Tillmann exposes both his weaknesses and his strengths, making no attempt to hide his unorthodox way of thinking.
Category: Art thefts

The Readymade Thief

Author : Augustus Rose
ISBN : 9781473537873
Genre : Fiction
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An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret society with a dark agenda. Lee Cuddy is seventeen years old and on the run, alone on the streets of Philadelphia. A fugitive with no money, no home and nowhere to go, Lee finds refuge in a deserted building known as the Crystal Castle. But the Castle conceals a sinister agenda, one master-minded by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all. Aided by Tomi, a mysterious young hacker, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city. But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web of the men she’s trying to elude. Aware that the lives of those she cares for are in increasing danger, it is only when Lee steps from the shadows to confront who is chasing her that she discovers what they’re really after, and why. Part literary detective novel, part art history, part conspiracy thriller, The Readymade Thief introduces a singular, indomitable heroine and the arrival of a spellbinding and original new talent in fiction.
Category: Fiction