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Most popular Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks books

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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff
Hstorian Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science, and culture. Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits, science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories.
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Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world.
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
Thrilling narrative history describing how France's museum staff protected Leonardo da Vinci's Joconde - and her famous smile - in World War 2
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Optickal Illusion
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Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists against Originality
Beg, Steal & Borrow: Artists Against Originality<br>Art is theft," Picasso once proclaimed, and much of the best and most "original" new art involves an act or two of unequivocal, overt theft.Paradoxically, the law relating to artistic borrowing has grown more restrictive. "The plagiarism and copyright trials of the twenty-first century are what the obscenity trials were to the twentieth century," Kenneth Goldsmith, has observed. "These are really the issues of our time."Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of a complex subject that is destined to grow in relevance and importance. It traces an artistic lineage of appropriation from Michelangelo to Jeff Koons, and examines the history of its legality from the sixteenth century to now.<br>
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Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime
Through a consideration of how we have come to perceive art crime and the gendered language associated with its documentation, this pioneering study questions why women have been left out of the discourse to date and how, by looking specifically at women, we can gain a more complete picture of art crime history.
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Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes?
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Great Pretender: A Catalogue of Chaos and Creativity
A hilarious and enthralling account of the trading of replica antiques in London's fine art circles
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis
Thrilling narrative history describing how France's museum staff protected Leonardo da Vinci's Joconde - and her famous smile - in World War 2
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Icon Hunter: A Refugee's Quest to Reclaim Her Nation's Stolen Heritage
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Museum of Lost Art
True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recovery
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Ancient Art of Emulation: Studies in Artistic Originality and Tradition from the Present to Classical Antiquity
Are copies of Greek and Roman masterpieces as important as the originals they imitate?
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Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
The destruction of ancient monuments by the Taliban and the Islamic State have shocked observers worldwide. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage as well as a balanced account of treaties and laws, collections past and present, forgeries, and other controversial issues.
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Art and Authenticity
Art and Authenticity explores a range of questions around the ideas of authenticity, originality and replication in art. The authors move far beyond the fundamental question of 'Is it genuine?' to themes and definitions surrounding authenticity as a concept operating across different periods and contexts.
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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. The author has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines.
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Art Crime and its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals
Art Crime and Its Prevention is the definitive handbook on art crime for art-world professionals of all kinds from the museum, auction house or art-insurance employee to the contemporary gallerist, dealer, art-market student or collector. The book's territory is broad and includes advice on many aspects of collecting.
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Hitler'S Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the Looting of Europe's Treasures
Susan Ronald reveals in this book how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters. Yet he stole from Hitler too, allegedly to save modern art.
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Faking, Forging, Counterfeiting: Discredited Practices at the Margins of Mimesis
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Central Collecting Point in Munich - A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art
A compelling exploration of the many issues surrounding the restoration and restitution of Nazi-stolen art at the end of World War II.
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Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich
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Inganno - The Art of Deception: Imitation, Reception, and Deceit in Early Modern Art
Includes essays that address issues surrounding the use, dissemination, and reception of copies and even deliberate forgeries within the history of art, focusing on paintings, prints and sculptures created and sold from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century.
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Orpheus Clock: the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis
Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and died in concentration camps. Originally he knew little about them - his father never spoke of their history or heritage. But when Goodman received his late father's old papers, a story began to emerge.
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Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners
This text provides a description of the events surrounding the theft of two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner in 1994, and the subsequent pursuit, location and negotiation for their return.
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Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to the elderly recluse, Cornelius Gurlitt, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and prints. When Hildebrand Gurlitt's trove became public in November 2013, it caused a worldwide media sensation. This book deals with German history.
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Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures
Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. The book includes full-color photos of the objects.
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Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market
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Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques
Chinese Furniture unearths these forgeries and serves as an indispensable reference guide to collectors of antique wood furniture.
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Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime during War
Arthur Tompkins presents examples of art crimes from wars through history, including the Fourth Crusade, the Napoleonic era, the Second World War and modern-day conflicts in Yugoslavia and Iraq.
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Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
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Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime
This handbook showcases studies on art theft, fraud and forgeries, cultural heritage offences and related legal and ethical challenges.