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Author Craddock, Paul
Title Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries
Imprint Jordan Hill : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
©2009
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Edition 1st ed
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Note Intro -- SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF COPIES, FAKES AND FORGERIES -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Key to acronyms -- 1. Introduction: Sources, motives, approaches and disclosures -- 2. Physical examination I: Observation -- 3. Physical examination II: Determining composition -- 4. Making a three-dimensional copy -- 5. Physical dating techniques I: Radiocarbon dating -- 6. Physical dating techniques II: Thermoluminescence and dendrochronology -- 7. Metals I: Composition -- 8. Metals II: Metalwork and coins -- 9. Ceramics -- 10. Glass and enamels -- 11. Stone and sculpture -- 12. Painting -- 13. Paper, prints and documents -- 14. The patination of copper and its alloys -- 15. Gold and silver -- 16. Gemstones and jade -- 17. Organic materials: Mainly natural -- 18. Organic materials: Mainly synthetic and cloth -- 19. Scientific fraud and Charles Dawson -- 20. Conservation and concealment: The problems of restoration -- Bibliography -- Index
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Craddock, Paul Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries Jordan Hill : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9780750642057
Subject Art -- Forgeries -- Investigation.;Forgery of antiquities -- Investigation.;Forensic sciences
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