The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures by Philip Mould
English | June 10th, 2010 | ISBN: 0670021857, 0143119168 | 272 Pages | EPUB | 0.26 MB
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.