The Gentle Art of Faking
A history of the methods of producing imitations & spurious
works of art from  the earliest times up to the present day
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The Gentle Art of Faking A history of the methods of producing imitations & spurious works of art from the earliest times up to the present day

By Riccardo Nobili
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Table of Contents
  • THE GENTLE ART OF FAKING
  • The New Art Library
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • THE GENTLE ART OF FAKING
  • Part I THE BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF FAKING
  • CHAPTER I GREEKS AND ROMANS AS ART COLLECTORS
  • CHAPTER II COLLECTOMANIA IN ROME
  • CHAPTER III RAPACIOUS ROMAN COLLECTORS
  • CHAPTER IV ROME AS AN ART EMPORIUM
  • CHAPTER V INCREASE OF FAKING IN ROME
  • CHAPTER VI DECADENCE OF ART AND CONSEQUENT CHANGES
  • CHAPTER VII THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD
  • CHAPTER VIII IMITATION, PLAGIARISM AND FAKING
  • CHAPTER IX COLLECTORS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
  • CHAPTER X COLLECTING IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND
  • CHAPTER XI MAZARIN AS A COLLECTOR
  • CHAPTER XII SOME NOTABLE FRENCH COLLECTORS
  • Part II THE COLLECTOR AND THE FAKER
  • CHAPTER XIII COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS
  • CHAPTER XIV THE COLLECTOR’S FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
  • CHAPTER XV IMITATORS AND FAKERS
  • CHAPTER XVI THE ARTISTIC QUALITIES OF IMITATORS
  • CHAPTER XVII FAKERS, FORGERS AND THE LAW
  • CHAPTER XVIII THE FAKED ATMOSPHERE AND PUBLIC SALES
  • Part III THE FAKED ARTICLE
  • CHAPTER XIX THE MAKE-UP OF FAKED ANTIQUES
  • CHAPTER XX FAKED SCULPTURE, BAS-RELIEFS AND BRONZES
  • CHAPTER XXI FAKED POTTERY
  • CHAPTER XXII METAL FAKES
  • CHAPTER XXIII MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • CHAPTER XXIV VELVETS, TAPESTRIES AND BOOKS
  • CHAPTER XXV SUMMING UP
  • INDEX.
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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