Chasing Aphrodite

the hunt for looted antiquities at the world"s richest museum
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , Boston
StatementJason Felch and Ralph Frammolino
ContributionsFrammolino, Ralph
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCC135 .F46 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24411498M
ISBN 139780151015016
LC Control Number2010025835
OCLC/WorldCa299713120

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In their new book, Chasing Aphrodite, journalists Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino tell the story of dozens of illicitly acquired antiquities at one of the world's wealthiest museums. The J. Paul. CHASING APHRODITE: THE HUNT FOR LOOTED ANTIQUITIES AT THE WORLD’S RICHEST MUSEUM By Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28 pages, illustrated.

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Book Review: “Chasing Aphrodite” The antiquity at the center of the book is the cult statue of “Aphrodite”. The stunning statue was stolen from a Sicilian archaeological site in the late s and, after passing through many hands, ended up as a purchased item at the Getty in where it remained for 22 years.

The AC Digs Into: Chasing Aphrodite. May 9, Chasing Aphrodite () by Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino recounts the intimate relationship between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the world of the trade in illicit antiquities since the s. Through a retelling of these case studies, Felch and Frammolino expose how prevalent and pervasive this illicit trade had been throughout much of the.

• In their new book, Chasing Aphrodite, journalists Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino tell the story of dozens of illicitly acquired antiquities at one of the world's wealthiest Author: Jason Felch. "Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go.

Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world’s most powerful museums, exposing how its caretakers – blinded by greed, arrogance and self-deception – eagerly tapped international networks of Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Chasing Aphrodite should not be missed.

" –Ulrich Boser, author of THE GARDNER HEIST: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft "Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world’s.

Book review: ‘Chasing Aphrodite’ by Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino The Getty paid $18 million for the Aphrodite statue inbut its questionable origin dogged the museum. (Luis Sinco.

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Chasing Aphrodite: the Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum By Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino pages Houghton Mifflin,ISBN: Reviewed by Laura Blasingham Editor’s note: This fascinating book is.

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"Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world’s most powerful museums, exposing how its caretakers – blinded by greed, arrogance and self-deception – eagerly tapped international networks of criminals in pursuit of the next great masterpiece.

Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won't let go. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world's most powerful museums, exposing how its caretakers - blinded by greed, arrogance and self-deception - eagerly tapped international networks of criminals 4/5(K).

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Chasing Aphrodite: the hunt for looted antiquities at the world's richest museum. [Jason Felch; Ralph Frammolino] -- Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and frank interviews, Felch and Frammolino give a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum and tell the story of the.

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Paul Getty Museum in Los title refers to a statue of the Greek goddess, which the museum bought indespite obvious signs that it had been looted from an ancient Greek site on the Italian island of Sicily.

The subtitle explains the scope: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest : Torben Retboll. That’s the starting point for a tale about museums — in particular, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles — and the international antiquities trade told in the new book, Chasing Aphrodite.

50+ videos Play all Mix - Chasing Aphrodite YouTube; Variations On A Theme From Pachelbel's Canon In D Major - Duration: David Lanzviews. Philip. "Chasing Aphrodite" is a book about the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The title refers to a statue of the Greek goddess, which the museum bought indespite obvious signs that it had been looted from an ancient Greek site on the Italian island of Sicily/5().Written by Los Angeles Times reporters Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, Chasing Aphrodite is an extension of the series they wrote on the Getty, which became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative from the constraints of newspaper word counts, the duo weaves a highly engaging tale of hubris and corruption.

Getty, a miserly oil tycoon with a love of ancient.CHASING APHRODITE. The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum. The central figure throughout the book is former Getty antiquities curator Marion True, whose story also carries the weight of classical tragedy.

She rose from humble beginnings to a position of academic influence and personal wealth, in part by simply.