The art detective: [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures]

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The art world has never seemed quite so treacherous, so beguiling- and so much fun What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures. In The Art Detective, Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunists. Peppered with practical advice, each chapter focuses on one particular painting and the mystery that surrounds it. Mould is our trusty detective, tracking down clues, uncovering human foibles and following hunches until the truth is revealed. Mould is known for his ability to crack the toughest puzzles and whether he's writing about a fake Norman Rockwell, a hidden Rembrandt, or a lost Gainsborough, he brings both the art and the adventure to life. The Art Detective is memoir, mystery, art history, and brilliant yarn all rolled into one.
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subject_facet Art, Art -- Expertising, Art -- Expertising -- Anecdotes, Art dealers
title_display The art detective : fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures
title_full The Art Detective Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures, The art detective : fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures / Philip Mould, The art detective [electronic resource] : [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures] / Philip Mould
title_short The art detective :
title_sub [fakes, frauds, and finds and the search for lost treasures]
topic_facet Antiques, Art, Nonfiction