The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures

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What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures. In The Art Detective, Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories, blending the technical details of art detection and restoration with juicy tales peopled by a range of eccentric collectors, scholars, forgers, and opportunities.

Each chapter focuses on one particular painting and the mystery that surrounds it. Mould is our trusty detective, tracking down clues, uncovering human foibles, and following hunches until the truth is revealed. Mould is known for his ability to crack the toughest puzzles, and whether he's writing about a fake Norman Rockwell, a hidden Rembrandt, or a lost Gainsborough, he brings both the art and the adventure to life. The Art Detective is memoir, mystery, art history, and brilliant yarn all rolled into one.

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Philip Mould appears regularly on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and hosted the Channel 4 series Changing Faces, about the evolution of portraiture. Known as "the art detective," he is the art adviser to the British House of Commons and House of Lords.

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Philip Mould's long and distinguished career as an art dealer is the subject of a book that is part thriller and part memoir. His spectacular tales from his impressive career will engage even those who are not familiar with the international art world. Narrator James Langton's English-accented voice is the perfect complement to a text largely dealing with the provenance of art treasures discovered by Mould. His portrayals of character voices keep the main characters easily identifiable. In addition, his pacing is relaxed and consistent, making it easy to digest historical details and other information important to the work. Mould proves he is a wonderful storyteller, thanks in part to Langton's able performance. J.R.G. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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