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The Forger"s Spell

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The Forger’s Spell has raised provocative questions about the nature of art and the psychology of deception.” (Washington Post Book World) “This is the first book on art forgery that really gets to the bottom of the Han van Meegeren tale of chicanery and double by: 2.

"The Forger's Spell" by Edward Dolnick is a well told story about one of the most infamous art forgery cases of the 20th century. Han van Meegeren spent the duration of WW2 painting Vermeers; and what makes this case so fascinating - besides the big name artist he picked - was the way the critics fell head over heels for these forgeries /5.

Edward Dolnick’s Forger’s Spell gives us a well-researched and highly readable account of the underworld of forgers, corrupt dealers, and collectors in Nazi occupied Europe Wonderful theater, full of fascinating stories, this is a great cautionary tale for all in the art world/5(36).

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled leaders.

The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century Edward Dolnick, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary As riveting as a The Forgers Spell book War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him centuries later.

The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century (P.S.) - Kindle edition by Dolnick, Edward. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century /5().

‎As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector a /5(17).

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The book was packed full of history, how-to techniques for forgers, but it was also a lesson in huge egos and the problems they cause. It was hard for us to believe that these men, educated and respected in the art world of Europe in the 's and 's could really have been fooled by a middling painter who was trying to salve a bruised ego.

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Enter The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick. Firstly, it is important to define a forgery. A forgery can be done in two ways: either producing a duplicate of a work already in existence or creating a new work in the style of the chosen artist.

How Mediocre Dutch Artist Cast 'The Forger's Spell' A new book tells how Han van Meegeren committed the greatest art hoax of the 20th century.

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Mesmerizing account of an amateur artist who made millions selling forged paintings to art-obsessed Nazis and business tycoons. Veteran science journalist Dolnick (The Rescue Artist: The True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece,etc.) brings his expertise in art theft, criminal psychology and military history to a scintillating portrait of Dutch painter Han van.

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The Forger's Spell | As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of three men and an extraordinary deception: the revered artist Johannes Vermeer; the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him years later; and the con man's mark, Hermann Goering, the fanatical art collector and one of Nazi Germany's most reviled : Harper Perennial.

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Shop now.Forger's Spell also provides a brief study on the art of the fake, and explains the climate that allows a forger to flourish. It's a fascinating true-crime book, a gripping read and a cautionary tale; the great artists are few and far between, but there will always be someone trying to fill all those empty : Zack Handlen.

Why and how this came to be is the story told in Edward Dolnick's excellent new book, The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century (Harper). van Meegeren, a mediocre Dutch artist whose own work failed to gain any critical traction, turned to forgery in the late s as a way to get back.