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1. The last of August [2017]

Book
318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
While on winter break, Charlotte and Jamie find themselves caught up in another mystery when Charlotte's uncle goes missing and they begin an investigation into a German art forgery ring.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
v, 169 pages ; 24 cm
  • Media's portrayal of art crime
  • Why does art matter?
  • What is art crime?
  • History of art and art-related crimes
  • Cultural differences between United States and Europe : how it affects art crime
  • Looting of art and archeological sites
  • Economic impact of art and art-related crimes
  • Museums : our identity and culture
  • Police demands, scrutiny, education, and the future
  • Ways in which law enforcement can focus on art crimes
  • Security and policing in art crime throughout the world
  • Growth of art crime and art crime prevention.
When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. What exactly is art crime? Why does art matter? And what is law enforcement doing to prevent this crime today? Due to the misleading portrayal of art crime in the entertainment industry people have the flawed belief that art and cultural crime doesn't damage anyone in a direct way. And the truth of the matter is that this crime results in the loss of billions of dollars annually. Art and cultural crime is not simply focused on museums or private displays, the loss of art directly affects our cultural identity and history. Napoleon moved from one region to the next collecting art and sending as much as possible back to France. The Nazis looted cultural property from every territory they occupied. And there have been various cases of ISIL and ISIS destroying archaeological sites as a method of destroying any evidence of past culture or history that disagree with their own. With the United States being the largest market for both legal and illicit artwork in the world more preventative attention from law enforcement and security is needed for our country to meet international standards and end detrimental art crimes. In Stealing History, Colleen Clarke and Eli J. Szydlo look at the history behind art crime, how these crimes have grown over the last half century, and what law enforcement has been involved in protecting the world from these crimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442260795 20170612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
v, 169 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1: Medias Portrayal of Art Crime 2: Why Does Art Matter? 3: What is Art Crime? 4: History of Art, and Art Related Crimes 5: Cultural Differences Between United States and Europe, and How it Affects Art Crime 6: Looting of Art and Archeological sites 7: Economic Impact of Art and Art Related Crimes 8: Museums: Our Identity and Culture 9: Police Demands, Scrutiny, Education, And The Future 10: Ways in Which Law Enforcement Can Focus on Art Crimes 11: Security & Policing in Art Crime Throughout the World 12: Growth of Art Crime, and Art Crime Prevention Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442260795 20170605
When compared to terrorism, drugs and violent crimes that occupy the news today art is not considered as important. But, as it turns out, art and cultural crime is currently ranked as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. What exactly is art crime? Why does art matter? And what is law enforcement doing to prevent this crime today? Due to the misleading portrayal of art crime in the entertainment industry people have the flawed belief that art and cultural crime doesn't damage anyone in a direct way. And the truth of the matter is that this crime results in the loss of billions of dollars annually. Art and cultural crime is not simply focused on museums or private displays, the loss of art directly affects our cultural identity and history. Napoleon moved from one region to the next collecting art and sending as much as possible back to France. The Nazis looted cultural property from every territory they occupied. And there have been various cases of ISIL and ISIS destroying archaeological sites as a method of destroying any evidence of past culture or history that disagree with their own. With the United States being the largest market for both legal and illicit artwork in the world more preventative attention from law enforcement and security is needed for our country to meet international standards and end detrimental art crimes. In Stealing History, Colleen Clarke and Eli J. Szydlo look at the history behind art crime, how these crimes have grown over the last half century, and what law enforcement has been involved in protecting the world from these crimes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442260795 20170605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvi, 500 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Authenticity and conservation : an introduction
  • The cult of authenticity
  • Authenticity, monuments and the international charters
  • Different approaches to authenticity
  • The ancient old world
  • The ethnographic and the authentic
  • Considerations of Mediaeval authenticity
  • The European Renaissance and beyond
  • From the Baroque to the early twentieth century
  • The modern, postmodern and contemporary
  • Some final thoughts and reflections.
This book presents a detailed account of authenticity in the visual arts from the Paleolithic to the postmodern. The restoration of works of art can alter the perception of authenticity and may result in the creation of fakes and forgeries. These interactions set the stage for the subject of this book, which initially examines the conservation perspective, then continues with a detailed discussion of notions of authenticity and philosophical background. There is a disputed territory between those who view the present-day cult of authenticity as fundamentally flawed and those who have analyzed its impact upon different cultural milieus, operating across performative, contested, and fragmented ground. The book discusses several case studies where the ideas of conceptual authenticity, aesthetic authenticity, and material authenticity can be incorporated into an informative discourse about art from the ancient to the contemporary, illuminating concerns relating to restoration and art forgery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781938770081 20170508
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xxviii, 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Foreword: Advances in the Study of Art Crime and the Importance of Protecting and Identifying Cultural Property-- Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen Introduction-- Noah Charney PART : FORGER: FAKES AND FORGERIES 1. The Beltracchi Affair: A Comment and Further Reflections on the 'Most Spectacular' German Art Forgery Case in Recent Times-- Saskia Hufnagel and Duncan Chappell 2. On "In Praise of Forgeries"-- Blake Gopnik 3. Connoisseurship All the Way Down: Art Authentication, Forgery, Fingerprint Identification, Expert Knowledge-- Simon A. Cole 4. The Police Investigation of Art Fraud-- Vernon Rapley 5. The Grape War of China: Wine Fraud and How Science is Fighting Back-- Toby Bull 6. Fingerprinting Objects for the Control of Illegal Trafficking-- W. Wei PART II: TERRORIST: POLICING, INVESTIGATION AND TERRORISM 7. The Theft, Recovery and Forensic Investigation of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder-- Martin Kemp 8. Trying to Recover Two Francesco Guardi Capricci Stolen from Russborough, County Wicklow, in 1986-- Charles Hill 9. The Role of the Police in the Co-Production of Art Security in London-- John Kerr 10. Thieves of Baghdad: and the Terrorists they Finance-- Matthew Bogdanos 11. Looting of Antiquities-- Tearing the Fabric of Civil Society-- Laurie W. Rush 12. The Return of Iconoclasm: Barbarian Ideology and Destruction by ISIS as a Challenge for Modern Culture, Not Only for Islam-- Francesco Rutelli PART III: TOMB RAIDER: ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTIQUITIES LOOTING 13. Looting and Passion of Greek Vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: the Birth of the Great Collections-- Stefano Alessandrini 14. Aramaic Incantation Bowls in War and in Peace-- Neil Brodie 15. Temple Looting in Cambodia: Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network-- Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis 16. Something is Confidential in the State of Christie's-- Christos 17. Polaroids from the Medici Dossier: Continued Sightings on the Market-- David W. J. Gill and Christos Tsirogiannis 18. Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Property in Africa-- George Abungu 19. Antiquities Crime as a Policy Problem-- Lawrence Rothfield PART IV: THIEF: ART LAW, WAR AND POLICY 20. Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv Destroyed in East Prussia: New Hope for More Survivors?-- Patricia Kennedy Grimsted 21. Surviving War and Peace: the Long Road to Recovering the Malevich Paintings-- Howard N. Spiegler 22. What is Due Diligence? Making the Case for a More Responsible Art Market-- Christopher A. Marinello and Jerome Hasler 23. Outline of the Benefits Coming from a National Prosecution Service in Cultural Heritage Protection-- Paolo Giorgio Ferri 24. A Permanent International Art Crime Tribunal?-- Arthur Tompkins 25. Getting Governments to Cooperate against Looting: Insights from the American and British Experience-- Asif Efrat.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
When one thinks of art crime, a Hollywood image is conjured, one of black-clad cat burglars, thieves in top hats and white gloves, and perhaps the occasional criminal collector twirling his waxed moustache as he cackles maniacally over a stolen horde in his Bavarian castle. But the truth behind art crime is far more sinister, and more intriguing. Art crime has its share of cinematic thefts and larger-than-life characters, but it is also the realm of transnational organized crime groups and terrorists, and is integrally linked to the drug and arms trades. Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features work by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject, both professionals and scholars. It is essential reading for criminologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and all those interested in art crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxviii, 364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Foreword: Advances in the Study of Art Crime and the Importance of Protecting and Identifying Cultural Property-- Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen Introduction-- Noah Charney PART : FORGER: FAKES AND FORGERIES 1. The Beltracchi Affair: A Comment and Further Reflections on the 'Most Spectacular' German Art Forgery Case in Recent Times-- Saskia Hufnagel and Duncan Chappell 2. On "In Praise of Forgeries"-- Blake Gopnik 3. Connoisseurship All the Way Down: Art Authentication, Forgery, Fingerprint Identification, Expert Knowledge-- Simon A. Cole 4. The Police Investigation of Art Fraud-- Vernon Rapley 5. The Grape War of China: Wine Fraud and How Science is Fighting Back-- Toby Bull 6. Fingerprinting Objects for the Control of Illegal Trafficking-- W. Wei PART II: TERRORIST: POLICING, INVESTIGATION AND TERRORISM 7. The Theft, Recovery and Forensic Investigation of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna of the Yarnwinder-- Martin Kemp 8. Trying to Recover Two Francesco Guardi Capricci Stolen from Russborough, County Wicklow, in 1986-- Charles Hill 9. The Role of the Police in the Co-Production of Art Security in London-- John Kerr 10. Thieves of Baghdad: and the Terrorists they Finance-- Matthew Bogdanos 11. Looting of Antiquities-- Tearing the Fabric of Civil Society-- Laurie W. Rush 12. The Return of Iconoclasm: Barbarian Ideology and Destruction by ISIS as a Challenge for Modern Culture, Not Only for Islam-- Francesco Rutelli PART III: TOMB RAIDER: ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTIQUITIES LOOTING 13. Looting and Passion of Greek Vases from Etruria and Magna Graecia: the Birth of the Great Collections-- Stefano Alessandrini 14. Aramaic Incantation Bowls in War and in Peace-- Neil Brodie 15. Temple Looting in Cambodia: Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network-- Simon Mackenzie and Tess Davis 16. Something is Confidential in the State of Christie's-- Christos 17. Polaroids from the Medici Dossier: Continued Sightings on the Market-- David W. J. Gill and Christos Tsirogiannis 18. Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Property in Africa-- George Abungu 19. Antiquities Crime as a Policy Problem-- Lawrence Rothfield PART IV: THIEF: ART LAW, WAR AND POLICY 20. Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv Destroyed in East Prussia: New Hope for More Survivors?-- Patricia Kennedy Grimsted 21. Surviving War and Peace: the Long Road to Recovering the Malevich Paintings-- Howard N. Spiegler 22. What is Due Diligence? Making the Case for a More Responsible Art Market-- Christopher A. Marinello and Jerome Hasler 23. Outline of the Benefits Coming from a National Prosecution Service in Cultural Heritage Protection-- Paolo Giorgio Ferri 24. A Permanent International Art Crime Tribunal?-- Arthur Tompkins 25. Getting Governments to Cooperate against Looting: Insights from the American and British Experience-- Asif Efrat.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
When one thinks of art crime, a Hollywood image is conjured, one of black-clad cat burglars, thieves in top hats and white gloves, and perhaps the occasional criminal collector twirling his waxed moustache as he cackles maniacally over a stolen horde in his Bavarian castle. But the truth behind art crime is far more sinister, and more intriguing. Art crime has its share of cinematic thefts and larger-than-life characters, but it is also the realm of transnational organized crime groups and terrorists, and is integrally linked to the drug and arms trades. Since the Second World War, art crime has shifted from a relatively innocuous, often ideological crime, into a major international problem, considered by some to be the third-highest grossing criminal trade worldwide. This rich volume features work by the most respected and knowledgeable experts in this interdisciplinary subject, both professionals and scholars. It is essential reading for criminologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and all those interested in art crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137407566 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
192 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
290 pages ; 24 cm
"In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library

9. Maestra [2016]

Book
309 pages ; 24 cm
"With the cunning of Gone Girl's Amy Dunne, and as dangerous as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander, the femme fatale of this Talented Mr. Ripley-esque psychological thriller is sexy, smart, and very, very bad in all the best ways"-- Provided by publisher.
By day an assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rasleigh is at night a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars. She's transformed her accent and taught herself about wine-- and the art of discretion. When her efforts at a better life are destroyed, Judith accompanies one of the champagne bar's biggest clients to the French Riviera-- and finds a chance to recreate herself.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • The forger
  • The broker
  • The art Ponzi scheme
  • The trusting artist
  • The inheritor
  • The captor
  • The double dealer
  • The bait and switch
  • The printmaker
  • The telescam
  • The Internet.
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137279873 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
231 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
The Commissar Vanishes offers a chilling look at how Joseph Stalin manipulated the science of photography to advance his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims. On Stalin's orders, purged rivals were airbrushed from group portraits, and crowd scenes were altered to depict even greater legions of the faithful. For example, a 1919 photograph showing a large crowd of Bolsheviks clustered around Lenin, became, with the aid of the retoucher, an intimate portrait of Lenin and Stalin sitting alone, and then, in a later version, of Stalin by himself. In each case, the juxtaposition of the original and the doctored images yields a fascinating - and often terrifying and tragic - insight into one of the darkest chapters of modern history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849762519 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Preface-- Law enforcement's still evolving role in art crime: some introductory remarks, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel. Part I Case Studies: The antiquities trade: four case studies, Neil Brodie-- The peculiar problem of art theft, Duncan Chappell and Kenneth Polk-- Case studies on art fraud: European and Antipodean perspectives, Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel-- A tale of two cities, a tale of two art thefts, Vicki Oliveri-- An Australian art dealer's perspective on art crime, Stephen Nall. Part II Criminal Law and Procedure in Art Crime: Considering evidence in art fraud, Robyn Sloggett-- UNESCO's influence on the development of international criminal law, Lyndel V. Prott-- Difficulties in investigating art crime and recovering its proceeds: an international perspective, Patrick J. O'Keefe-- Immunity from seizure for works of art on loan: the criminal context, Craig Forrest. Part III International and Regional Overviews: Policing art crime in the European Union, Ludo Block-- Art crime in North America, Noah Charney-- Perspectives on the investigation, prosecution and prevention of art crime in Asia, Stefan Gruber-- Protecting cultural heritage: a review of some contemporary developments in Australia and near environs, Duncan Chappell and Damien Huffer-- INTERPOL and advancements in international police cooperation on art crime, Saskia Hufnagel-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409463139 20160617
In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409463139 20160617
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiv, 276 pages ; 24 cm
  • Law enforcement's still evolving role in art crime : some introductory remarks / Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel
  • The antiquities trade : four case studies / Neil Brodie
  • The peculiar problem of art theft / Duncan Chappell and Kenneth Polk
  • Case studies on art fraud : European and Antipodean perspectives / Duncan Chappell and Saskia Hufnagel
  • A tale of two cities, a tale of two art thefts / Vicki Oliveri
  • An Australian art dealer's perspective on art crime / Stephen Nall
  • Considering evidence in art fraud / Robyn Sloggett
  • UNESCO's influence on the development of international criminal law / Lyndel V. Prott
  • Difficulties in investigating art crime and recovering its proceeds : an international perspective / Patrick J. O'Keefe
  • Immunity from seizure for works of art on loan : the criminal context / Craig Forrest
  • Policing art crime in the European Union / Ludo Block
  • Art crime in North America / Noah Charney
  • Perspectives on the investigation, prosecution, and prevention of art crime in Asia / Stefan Gruber
  • Protecting cultural heritage : a review of some contemporary developments in Australia and near environs / Duncan Chappell and Damien Huffer
  • Interpol and advancements in international police cooperation on art crime / Saskia Hufnagel.
In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409463139 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded plate. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. This edition includes many special features.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
120 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
viii, 197 pages ; 22 cm
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Part One -- The Art of Forgery -- Part Two -- Forgers: Six Modern Masters -- Lothar Malskat: What is Belief? -- Alceo Dossena: What is Authenticity? -- Han van Meegeren: What is Authority? -- Eric Hebborn: What is Heritage? -- Elmyr de Hory: What is Identity? -- Tom Keating: What is Culture? -- Part Three -- Forging a New Art -- Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199928354 20160610
According to Vasari, the young Michelangelo often borrowed drawings of past masters, which he copied, returning his imitations to the owners and keeping originals. Half a millennium later, Andy Warhol made a game of "forging" the Mona Lisa, questioning the entire concept of originality. Forged explores art forgery from ancient times to the present. In chapters combining lively biography with insightful art criticism, Jonathon Keats profiles individual art forgers and connects their stories to broader themes about the role of forgeries in society. From the Renaissance master Andrea del Sarto who faked a Raphael masterpiece at the request of his Medici patrons, to the Vermeer counterfeiter Han van Meegeren who duped the avaricious Hermann Goring, to the frustrated British artist Eric Hebborn, who began forging to expose the ignorance of experts, art forgers have challenged "legitimate" art in their own time, breaching accepted practices and upsetting the status quo. They have also provocatively confronted many of the present-day cultural anxieties that are major themes in the arts. Keats uncovers what forgeries-and our reactions to them-reveal about changing conceptions of creativity, identity, authorship, integrity, authenticity, success, and how we assign value to works of art. The book concludes by looking at how artists today have appropriated many aspects of forgery through such practices as street-art stenciling and share-and-share-alike licensing, and how these open-source "copyleft" strategies have the potential to make legitimate art meaningful again. Forgery has been much discussed-and decried-as a crime. Forged is the first book to assess great forgeries as high art in their own right.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199928354 20160610
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 172 p., [91] p. of plates : ill. ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The obsession with art forgery appears to be a relatively recent phenomenon. In Art Forgery, the author's aim is not to suggest new methods of detection, but rather to look at the genealogy of faking and to interrogate the anxious, sometimes neurotic, reactions triggered in the modern world of art by these clever frauds. Thierry Lenain considers the idea of authenticity in the Middle Ages, when the issue of false relics and miracles often arose: if a relic gave rise to a cult, it would be considered as genuine even if it had evidently been 'forged'. Similarly, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were comparatively untroubled by the idea of forgery. The book 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 as the art crime par excellence. The Renaissance admired the masterly art of simulating stylistic expression and signs of age in artworks. Michelangelo, the most revered artist of the time, used to make deceitful copies of drawings by other masters, which he managed to have lent to himself by unsuspecting collectors, only to keep the originals and return the copies in their place. With the advent in the twentieth century of more scientific attribution, of archaeology, graphology, medical science and, later, criminology, the detection of forgery became increasingly possible. The science of accurately deciphering the artist's characteristic traces has since reached a level of forensic sophistication only matched by the forger's skill and the art world's paranoia. Thierry Lenain examines the work of master forgers including Eric Hebborn, Thomas Keating and Han van Meegeren whose productions baffled the art world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781861898500 20160606
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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372 p. ; 24 cm.
In the early hours of a Saturday morning, a body is discovered in Piazza de' Renzi. If it was just a simple fall that killed him, why is a senior Carabiniere officer so interested? Commissioner Alec Blume is immediately curious and the discovery of the dead man's notebooks reveals that there is a great deal more at stake than the unfortunate death of a down-and-out...What secrets did he know that might have made him a target? What is the significance of the Galleria Orpiment? And why are the authorities so intent on blocking Blume's investigations?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781408809129 20160606
Green Library

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