The Gentle Art of Faking

Riccardo NOBILI (1859 - 1939)

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)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Jordan Watts
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Play 01 Part I: The Birth and Development of Faking – Greeks and Romans as Art Collectors Jordan Watts
00:15:49
Play 02 Collectomania in Rome Jordan Watts
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Play 03 Rapacious Roman Collectors Jordan Watts
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Play 04 Rome as an Art Emporium Jordan Watts
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Play 05 Increase of Faking in Rome Jordan Watts
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Play 06 Decadence of Art and Consequent Changes Jordan Watts
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Play 07 The Renaissance Period Jordan Watts
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Play 08 Imitation, Plagiarism, and Faking Jordan Watts
00:40:37
Play 09 Collectors of the Sixteenth Century Jordan Watts
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Play 10 Collecting in France and England Jordan Watts
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Play 11 Mazarin as a Collector Jordan Watts
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Play 12 Some Notable French Collectors Jordan Watts
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Play 13 Part II: The Collector and the Faker – Collectors and Collections Jordan Watts
00:28:48
Play 14 The Collector's Friends and Enemies Jordan Watts
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Play 15 Imitators and Fakers Jordan Watts
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Play 16 The Artistic Qualities of Imitators Jordan Watts
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Play 17 Fakers, Forgers and the Law Jordan Watts
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Play 18 The Faked Atmosphere and Public Sales Jordan Watts
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Play 19 Part III: The Faked Article – The Make-up of Faked Antiques Jordan Watts
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Play 20 Faked Sculpture, Bas-reliefs and Bronzes Jordan Watts
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Play 21 Faked Pottery Jordan Watts
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Play 22 Metal Fakes Jordan Watts
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Play 23 Wood Work and Musical Instruments Jordan Watts
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Play 24 Velvets, Tapestries and Books Jordan Watts
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Play 25 Summing Up Jordan Watts
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