Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering amassed both political power and the largest private art collection in Europe. As commander of the German Luftwaffe (air force) and second only to Hitler in the ranks of the Nazi Party, Goering used his power to loot artistic treasures from across occupied Europe for his personal enjoyment.

$250 USDBeyond the Dreams of Avarice: The Hermann Goering Collection is the first biography to focus on Goering’s personal collection, providing the first opportunity since the war to look at the collection as a whole and evaluate its place within art collecting and politics. A must for serious students, art historians, curators and other scholars, this carefully documented volume is critical to the clarification of provenances of the objects featured and brings to light pictures whose histories and whereabouts have been hidden for decades.

The Most Comprehensive Picture of the Goering Collection to Date

Based on seven years of exhaustive research by leading art historian and curator Nancy Yeide of the National Gallery of Art, this book draws on inventories, correspondence, memoranda, and post-war investigations by both the Allies and the German government to provide the most complete picture ever created of Goering’s art collection.

Feb 2, 2012Netherlands Returns Two Paintings Looted by Hermann Goering to Jewish HeirBloomberg
Aug 31, 2009Sleuthing for Looted PaintingsThe Washington Times
Aug 3, 2009Goering Hoards Nudes, Jingles Emeralds in Catalog of Looted Art
Apr 14, 2009Goering's ArtNew Haven Advocate
Mar 23, 2009Goering's preyFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Mar 23, 2009A conversation with Nancy YeideFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Feb 1, 2009Goering's lost artThe Independent
Jan 1, 2009A Legacy of PlunderARTnews

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