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    DescriptionWhat 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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    Title
    The Art Detective
    Subtitle
    Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Mould, Narrator James Langton
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400146987
    ISBN 10: 1400146984
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    BISAC V2.8: ART028000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A02300000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    B&T Approval Code: A02140000
    BISAC V2.8: ANT002000
    BIC subject category V2: WCU
    DC22: 702.88
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55810
    Thema V1.0: WCU
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    24 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    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. Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.
    Review quote
    "Mould's tone is as amiable as actor/musician James Langton's narration is agreeable." ---Library Journal