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Art Forgery : the History of a Modern Obsession.

Art Forgery : the History of a Modern Obsession.

Author: Thierry Lenain
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
With the recent advent of technologies that make detecting art forgeries easier, the art world has become increasingly obsessed with verifying and ensuring artistic authenticity. In this unique history, Thierry Lenain examines the genealogy of faking and interrogates the anxious, often neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern art world by these clever frauds. Lenain begins his history in the Middle Ages, when the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lenain, Thierry.
Art Forgery : The History of a Modern Obsession.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thierry Lenain
ISBN: 9781861899590 1861899599 9781861898500 1861898509
OCLC Number: 854970475
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Art Forgery: The History of a Modern Obsession; Imprint page; Contents; Foreword; 1. The Symptoms of an Obsession; 2. Before the Age of Art Forgery; 3. Before the Age of the Obsession with Art Forgery; 4. Art Forgery as the Connoisseur's Nightmare; Conclusion: Fakes and the End of the World; References; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.


Art Forgery charts the changing status of art forgery from the time of its appearance in the Renaissance, when it was initially hailed as a true artistic feat, to its condemnation in modern times.  Read more...


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'since authorship is a major financial issue you need specialist advice. Enter the first character of Art Forgery: the art connoisseur. His claim is that it is impossible to forge a work of art; no Read more...

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