Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries

1st Edition

Paul Craddock

Routledge
Published January 19, 2009
Reference - 640 Pages
ISBN 9780750642057 - CAT# Y131203

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $190.00

USD$152.00

SAVE ~$38.00

Currently out of stock
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

The faking and forgery of works of art and antiquities is probably now more extensive than ever before. The frauds are aided by new technologies, from ink jet printers to epoxy resins, and driven by the astronomic prices realised on the global market.

This book aims to provide a comprehensive survey of the subject over a wide range of materials, emphasising how the fakes and forgeries are produced and how they may be detected by technical and scientific examination. The subject is exemplified by numerous case studies, some turning out not to be as conclusive as is sometimes believed.

The book is aimed at those likely to have a serious interest in these investigations, be they curator, collector, conservator or scientist.

Paul Craddock has recently retired from the Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science at the British Museum, where he was a materials scientist.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title