Lost Lives, Lost Art (Hardcover)

Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice

By Melissa Muller, Monica Tatzkow, Elie Wiesel (Foreword by), Ronald Lauder (Other primary creator)

Vendome Press, 9780865652637, 248pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

List Price: 50.00*
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About the Author

Melissa Müller wrote the bestselling Anne Frank: The Biography, and is coauthor with Traudl Junge of Until the Final Hour: Hitler’s Last Secretary, which was the basis for the film Downfall.


Monika Tatzkow, a historian, is coauthor of the restitution-case handbook Nazi Looted Art.


Praise For Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice

"Every decade or so, a new book celebrates the Allied soldiers…who tracked down these objects. Only rarely are the aggrieved collectors themselves studied…This is what Melissa Müller and Monika Tatzkow are trying to remedy with "Lost Lives, Lost Art," a hybrid of popular history and coffee-table book that introduces 15 Jewish collectors whose artworks were stolen by the Nazis."

"A sophisticated exploration. . . . Elegant photographs and illustrations accompany the tour guides' illuminating text. . . . The tree collections of essays combine to evoke 'a remarkably fertile period in the city's history, the styles and aesthetics of which are now very much back in vogue.'"

"New York Mid-Century is a sparkling account of Gotham at the moment it became the cultural center of the world. It is the work of three masters of their genres. In their hands the mid-century city leaps to life and its history engages us on every page."

— Donald L. Miller, author of Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

"New York Mid-Century: 1945-1965, which tells the story of how [New York] came to be the capital of art, architecture, design and the performing arts, is my favorite read of the moment. It will be yours too if you have an interest in the history of American arts."

"Not only am I a design and decorating enthusiast, but I am also a major history lover, so the book I just finished--New York Mid-Century--was absolutely perfect for me. . . . It was fascinating to read about the struggle that so many people in these creative fields had trying to figure out what art and design should look like in a post-war America."

"It surely speaks well of a book if a team of reviewers is needed to do it justice, and this is certainly the case with a glorious new volume from The Vendome Press, New York Mid-Century: 1945-1965. . . . The design folks at The Vendome Press have outdone themselves in making this a volume to treasure."

"A very pleasing combination of first-rate text and wonderfully chosen illustrations, the new Vendome Press book “New York Mid-Century 1945-1965” takes us through one of the peak periods in the history of New York.”