Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy | Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt
Responsibility Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt. Stanford University Press, c Physical description xv, p. F8 K37 Unknown. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Publisher's Summary "Defending National Treasures" explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders and among influential figures in each country. Karlsgodt examines the preservation policy that the Vichy regime enacted in an assertion of sovereignty over French art museums, historic monuments, and archeological sites.
The limits to this sovereignty are apparent from German appropriations of public statues, Jewish-owned art collections, and key "Germanic" works of art from French museums.
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A final chapter traces the lasting impact of the French wartime reforms on preservation policy. A cautionary tale for our own times, Defending National Treasures examines the ethical dimensions of museum acquisitions in the ongoing noble quest to preserve great works of art. Sleeping with the Enemy. When Paris Went Dark. Paris After the Liberation Fighters in the Shadows. Dawn of the Belle Epoque.
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