The Gentle Art of Faking


Read by Jordan Watts

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IIn analysing the Faker one must dissociate him from the common forger; his semi-artistic vocation places him quite apart from the ordinary counterfeiter; he must be studied amid his proper surroundings, and with the correct local colouring, so to speak, and his critic may perchance find some slight modicum of excuse for him. Beside him stand the Imitator, from whom the faker often originates, the tempter who turns the clever imitator into a faker, and the middleman who lures on the unwary collector with plausible tales. It is not the object of this volume to study the Faker by himself, but to trace his career through the ages in his appropriate surroundings, and compare the methods adopted by him at various periods of history, so far as they may be obtained. (from the Preface) (10 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:20 Read by Jordan Watts
Part I: The Birth and Development of Faking – Greeks and Romans as Art Collecto… 15:49 Read by Jordan Watts
Collectomania in Rome 30:56 Read by Jordan Watts
Rapacious Roman Collectors 19:34 Read by Jordan Watts
Rome as an Art Emporium 32:18 Read by Jordan Watts
Increase of Faking in Rome 13:29 Read by Jordan Watts
Decadence of Art and Consequent Changes 11:22 Read by Jordan Watts
The Renaissance Period 38:21 Read by Jordan Watts
Imitation, Plagiarism, and Faking 40:37 Read by Jordan Watts
Collectors of the Sixteenth Century 14:11 Read by Jordan Watts
Collecting in France and England 13:25 Read by Jordan Watts
Mazarin as a Collector 34:13 Read by Jordan Watts
Some Notable French Collectors 9:44 Read by Jordan Watts
Part II: The Collector and the Faker – Collectors and Collections 28:48 Read by Jordan Watts
The Collector's Friends and Enemies 31:54 Read by Jordan Watts
Imitators and Fakers 33:08 Read by Jordan Watts
The Artistic Qualities of Imitators 29:09 Read by Jordan Watts
Fakers, Forgers and the Law 28:27 Read by Jordan Watts
The Faked Atmosphere and Public Sales 38:52 Read by Jordan Watts
Part III: The Faked Article – The Make-up of Faked Antiques 18:25 Read by Jordan Watts
Faked Sculpture, Bas-reliefs and Bronzes 24:04 Read by Jordan Watts
Faked Pottery 37:34 Read by Jordan Watts
Metal Fakes 33:23 Read by Jordan Watts
Wood Work and Musical Instruments 16:15 Read by Jordan Watts
Velvets, Tapestries and Books 30:39 Read by Jordan Watts
Summing Up 21:54 Read by Jordan Watts