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The Gentle Art of Faking

Gelesen von 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

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Part I: The Birth and Development of Faking – Greeks and Romans as Art Collecto…

15:49

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Collectomania in Rome

30:56

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Rapacious Roman Collectors

19:34

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Rome as an Art Emporium

32:18

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Increase of Faking in Rome

13:29

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Decadence of Art and Consequent Changes

11:22

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The Renaissance Period

38:21

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Imitation, Plagiarism, and Faking

40:37

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Collectors of the Sixteenth Century

14:11

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Collecting in France and England

13:25

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Mazarin as a Collector

34:13

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Some Notable French Collectors

9:44

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Part II: The Collector and the Faker – Collectors and Collections

28:48

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The Collector's Friends and Enemies

31:54

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Imitators and Fakers

33:08

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The Artistic Qualities of Imitators

29:09

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Fakers, Forgers and the Law

28:27

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The Faked Atmosphere and Public Sales

38:52

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Part III: The Faked Article – The Make-up of Faked Antiques

18:25

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Faked Sculpture, Bas-reliefs and Bronzes

24:04

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Faked Pottery

37:34

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Metal Fakes

33:23

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Wood Work and Musical Instruments

16:15

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Velvets, Tapestries and Books

30:39

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Summing Up

21:54

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