The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

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by Philip Mould
     
 

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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 ArtSee more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101434802
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
290,493
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Love was the managing editor of Rolling Stone, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times. He currently teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his wife live in Nyack, New York.

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