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Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Beginnings: The Art of Forgery

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers by Noah Charney

"Hold! You crafty ones, strangers to work, and pilferers of other men's brains!"

This is a quote from Albrecht Durer, chastizing those who might forge his works. He created what some consider the first artist's trademark. Durer actually sued a forger of his works.

4 comments:

Lauren Stoolfire said...

This sounds it would be a very interesting book to check into!

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

Sandra Nachlinger said...

What an interesting topic for a book. When I saw the cover, I immediately thought of the excellent book by Tracy Chevalier - The Girl With One Pearl Earring. I'm wondering what that painting has to do with forgery.
My Friday post features Beneath Montana’s Sky.

Carin Siegfried said...

Sandra, if you look more closely at that image, the one on the top is the real painting, and the one on the bottom is a forgery!

Elizabeth said...

This book should be interesting.

I loved The Girl With The Pearl Earring.

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
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