I ve been browsing various antiques mostly on the Web for a while now - a good few years.
I'm just sorry, because I think it is a book on the verge of being a better book than it is, and I hate to see potential come up short.
If you can wade through all the self-importance, some of the stories and points in this book are quite interesting and informative.
If you are a fan of art and have ever walked around a museum wondering if every thing is legit this is a must-read book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anthony J Sullivan
There is something about the world of crime as it intersects with art that is just fascinating. The cleverness - sometimes brilliance - applied to creating forgeries, cheek by jowl... Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Tracey
First off let me state I'm a huge fan of most art forgery books. I've collected and read dozens over the years. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by Jesse S. Walker
If you can wade through all the self-importance, some of the stories and points in this book are quite interesting and informative. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by sherri
True or not? This is basically the topic of this complex book, written by someone who knows - ex-director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas Hoving. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Igor
Light reading for those interested in art forgeries. Like others, I found the tone condescending and this is perhaps the biggest negative. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Eric Rachut
I have a degree in Art History, and I still found this book horridly boring and, frankly, condescending in tone. Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by LSchono
Art fakes and how to detect them - a fascinating subject. Hoving has all the credentials and experience, yet his book is disappointing. Read morePublished on January 17, 2009 by henry claman
For someone like myself who is not really into art theory but is interested in this topic it was very readable. Read morePublished on December 10, 2008 by James D. Crabtree