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ART: AUTHENTICITY FORGERY AND RESTAURATION. David Scott. Archetype Publications Ltd, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, Easthampton. 220 pp. 29 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781909492257 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: This book is concerned with how we perceive the authenticity of art objects and asks: What does authenticity mean? Who defines what an authentic or inauthentic artwork is? How has the concept of what constitutes "the authentic" changed over the past few thousand years and how might this interact with conservation and restoration? Do different cultures have different views on what authenticity is, and if so, how does this affect the notion of forgery or restoration? Are there degrees of authenticity or inauthenticity? How can we apply the notion of authenticity to ethnographic art or to intangible cultural heritage? Do alterations of substance (during restoration) affect the material authenticity, conceptual authenticity or meaning of art objects? The author examines the recent renewed interest in the problems of the inauthentic, namely the world of fakes and forgeries, restoration, replication, emulation, appropriation and falsification of works of art.
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Worldwide Number: 165268
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