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Fake? : the art of deception

Describes the methods used to make artistic, literary, documentary, and political forgeries and the recent scientific advances in their detection. Includes over 600 objects from the British Museum and many other major collections, from ancient Babylonia to the present day
Print Book, English, 1990
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1990
Exhibition catalogues
312 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
9780520070868, 9780520070875, 0520070860, 0520070879
What is a fake?
Rewriting history
The limits of belief : religion, magic, myth and science
Faking in the East
Faking in Europe in from the Renaissance to the 18th century
The 19th century : the great age of faking
Faking in the 20th century
The art and craft of faking : copying, embellishing and transforming / edited by Paul Craddock
The scientific detection of fakes and forgeries / edited by Paul Craddock and Sheridan Bowman
The limits of expertise
"First U.S. edition"--Title page verso
Catalog of an exhibition at the British Museum