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The Resource The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century, Edward Dolnick

The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century, Edward Dolnick

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The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century
Title
The forger's spell
Title remainder
a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Edward Dolnick
Title variation
Forger's spell
Title variation remainder
a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the 20th century
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who dared to impersonate Vermeer centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art
Summary
Describes how a small-time Dutch painter conned a reviled Nazi leader by creating works that impersonated those of Jan Vermeer, a seven-year deception during which the forger hid his mediocre abilities through psychologically manipulative practices
Writing style
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260582
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Dolnick, Edward
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Meegeren, Han van
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Art treasures in war
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century
Label
The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century, Edward Dolnick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-330) and index
Contents
OCCUPIED HOLLAND. A knock on the door -- Looted art -- The outbreak of war -- Quasimodo -- The end of forgery? -- Forgery 101 -- The war against the Jews -- The forger's challenge -- Bargaining with vultures -- Van Meegeren's tears -- HERMANN GOERING AND JOHANNES VERMEER. Adolf Hitler -- Chasing Vermeer -- Goering's art collection -- Insights from a forger -- The amiable psychopath -- Goering's prize -- Vermeer, superstar -- A ghost's fingerprints -- THE SELLING OF CHRIST AT EMMAUS. Two forged Vermeers -- The expert's eye -- A forger's lesson -- Bredius -- "Without any doubt!" -- The uncanny valley -- Betting the farm -- Lady and Gentleman at the Harpsichord -- Dick Hannema -- The choice -- The Caravaggio connection -- In the forger's studio -- Underground tremors -- The summer of 1937 -- The lamb at the bank -- "Every inch a Vermeer" -- Two weeks and counting -- Too late! -- The last hurdle -- The unveiling -- ANATOMY OF A HOAX. Scandal in the archives -- All in the timing -- Believing is seeing -- The men who knew too much -- Blue Monday -- He who hesitates -- The great changeover -- THE CHASE. The secret in the salt mine -- The dentist's tale -- Goering on the run -- The nest egg -- Trapped! -- "I painted it myself!" -- Command performance -- The evidence piles up -- The trial -- The players make their exits
Control code
000042196881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060825416
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century, Edward Dolnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-330) and index
Contents
OCCUPIED HOLLAND. A knock on the door -- Looted art -- The outbreak of war -- Quasimodo -- The end of forgery? -- Forgery 101 -- The war against the Jews -- The forger's challenge -- Bargaining with vultures -- Van Meegeren's tears -- HERMANN GOERING AND JOHANNES VERMEER. Adolf Hitler -- Chasing Vermeer -- Goering's art collection -- Insights from a forger -- The amiable psychopath -- Goering's prize -- Vermeer, superstar -- A ghost's fingerprints -- THE SELLING OF CHRIST AT EMMAUS. Two forged Vermeers -- The expert's eye -- A forger's lesson -- Bredius -- "Without any doubt!" -- The uncanny valley -- Betting the farm -- Lady and Gentleman at the Harpsichord -- Dick Hannema -- The choice -- The Caravaggio connection -- In the forger's studio -- Underground tremors -- The summer of 1937 -- The lamb at the bank -- "Every inch a Vermeer" -- Two weeks and counting -- Too late! -- The last hurdle -- The unveiling -- ANATOMY OF A HOAX. Scandal in the archives -- All in the timing -- Believing is seeing -- The men who knew too much -- Blue Monday -- He who hesitates -- The great changeover -- THE CHASE. The secret in the salt mine -- The dentist's tale -- Goering on the run -- The nest egg -- Trapped! -- "I painted it myself!" -- Command performance -- The evidence piles up -- The trial -- The players make their exits
Control code
000042196881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 349 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060825416
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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