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Scientific investigation of copies, fakes and forgeries

Author: P T Craddock
Publisher: Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Elsevier / Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries is a comprehensive guide to the technical and scientific study of the authenticity of a wide range of antiquities and artworks. It is the first book to provide a full survey of the subject of forgery from a scientific basis, examining a wide range of materials and techniques." "The demand for copies, fakes and forgeries is driven by rising prices in an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P T Craddock
ISBN: 9780750642057 075064205X
OCLC Number: 127107601
Description: xii, 628 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : sources, motives, approaches and disclosures --
Physical examination. 1, Observation --
Physical examination. 2, Determining composition --
Making a three-dimensional copy --
Physical dating techniques. 1, Radiocarbon dating --
Physical dating techniques. 2, Thermoluminescence and dendrochronology --
Metals. 1, Composition --
Metals. 2, Metalwork and coins --
Ceramics --
Glass and enamels --
Stone and sculpture --
Painting --
Paper, prints and documents --
The patination of copper and its alloys --
Gold and silver --
Gemstones and jade --
Organic materials : mainly natural --
Organic materials : mainly synthetic and cloth --
Scientific fraud and Charles Dawson --
Conservation and concealment : the problems of restoration.
Responsibility: Paul Craddock.

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The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably more extensive than ever before. This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a range of materials,  Read more...

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