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The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers

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Noah Charney (Author)




Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press; 1St Edition edition (May 12, 2015)
Language: English



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The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world's most famous forgeries - investigating the motivations of the artists and criminals who have faked great works of art, and in doing so conned the public and the art establishment alike.

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"A fascinating account. "

Washington Post

"Charney truly hits stride when describing the forgers..as the world of forgery is infinitely colorful."―Bloomberg.com

About the Author

Noah Charney is a professor and an international author of fiction and non‐fiction, specializing in the fields of art history and art crime. He is the founder and president of ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, a non‐profit research group on issues in art crime. His work in the field of art crime has been praised in such international forums as the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, National Public Radio, El Pais, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Elle and Tatler among many others. He has appeared on radio and television as an expert on art history and art crime, including BBC, ITV, CNBC and MSNBC. Charney is the author of numerous articles and a novel, The Art Thief (2007).


The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers 下载

The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers 下载

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I've read a couple of Noah Charney's books. I think this one is his best. Well written and engaging.@@@@but if you love art-detective reads

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I've read a couple of Noah Charney's books. I think this one is his best. Well written and engaging.@@@@but if you love art-detective reads

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A fascinating subject and a good read.

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This book was marvellous from page one. It gets better as I get further into it and I've still got plenty to go. Who knew (for example) that Michelangelo himself was a copier of ancient Greek/Roman statues - but did that make him a forger?! That's the question and this is an extremely well worth read, just to find out!@@@@you'll enjoy this story

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A fascinating subject and a good read.

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Good book for any serious artist!@@@@

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More a scholarly work than a mainstream bit of non-friction, but if you love art-detective reads, this is for you.@@@@For dummies like me

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A great read - you need not know anything about art - but it does help. I strongly recommend this to anyone who has ever asked themselves "Why does someone make fakes (apart from monetary gain)?" and way are we taken in - and so fascinated by the subject.

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This was a fascinating yarn, told well. If you are interested in dramatic finely tuned crime and art, you'll enjoy this story.@@@@Engaging!

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