Art Forgery

By Thierry Lenain,

Book cover of Art Forgery: The History of a Modern Obsession

Book description

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…

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1 author picked Art Forgery as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is part philosophy, part on art and forgery. Most approaches, my own included, to art forgery are art historical and criminological. This one is readable and thoughtful and fun but focuses on the big ideas behind the scenes.

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