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Delving into one of the most sacrosanct areas of culture--fine art collecting--Thomas Hoving presents a gallery of art fakes, fakers, and the suckers who fell for the scams. From the shroud of Turin to pre-Colombian pottery, Hoving reveals the biggest, the best, the most embarrassing, and the most costly forgeries in history--many of them unknown until now. photos.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-347) and index.

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ISBN:
9780684831480
Author:
Hoving, Thomas
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Collecting
Subject:
Forgeries
Subject:
Art -- Forgeries.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8 page inserts
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 17.08 oz

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