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False impressions : the hunt for big-time art fakes

Author: Thomas Hoving
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
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The author reviews a long history of art forgeries, reaching back 2000 years to Romans faking works of the ancient Greek masters.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoving, Thomas, 1931-2009.
False impressions.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996
(OCoLC)605024418
Online version:
Hoving, Thomas, 1931-2009.
False impressions.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996
(OCoLC)609519981
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hoving
ISBN: 0684811340 9780684811345
OCLC Number: 33983805
Description: 366 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fakebusters, fakers, and how to tell a fake --
The giddy ancient world --
The shrouded Middle Ages --
Tricks of the Renaissance and Shams of the Baroque --
Victorian shenanigans --
The golden age of fakes--now! --
M<y early experiences --
Young at the game --
A real pro --
Busting Wolfgang --
Fakes by the ton --
If a fake is so good that it fools all the experts, then ... --
Has any faker fooled them all? --
Deep suspicions --
The pseudo-fakebusters --
"Guardi is still alive" --
The "fhaker" with Chutzpah --
The curious spurious Kouros --
Con Brio.
Responsibility: Thomas Hoving.

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The author reviews a long history of art forgeries, reaching back 2000 years to Romans faking works of the ancient Greek masters.

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