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Author Charney, Noah.

Title Stealing the Mystic Lamb: the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by John Allen Nelson.
Summary Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian's list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.Since its completion in 1432, this twelve-panel oil painting has been looted in three different wars, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, censored, hidden, attacked by iconoclasts, hunted by the Nazis and Napoleon, used as a diplomatic tool, ransomed, rescued by Austrian double-agents, and stolen a total of thirteen times.In this fast-paced, real-life thriller, art historian Noah Charney unravels the stories of each of these thefts. In the process, he illuminates the whole fascinating history of art crime and the psychological, ideological, religious, political, and social motivations that have led many men to covet this one masterpiece above all others.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440. Ghent altarpiece.
Art thefts -- Belgium -- Ghent. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Nelson, John Allen, 1959- Narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781452620336 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1452620334 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756380
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