The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

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The art world has never seemed so deceptive--or so much fun. A star of Antiques Roadshow shares his stories of discovering masterpieces and unmasking forgeries. 

How can you tell a masterpiece from a piece of junk?

Philip Mould has been so successful at discovering buried treasures that he's affectionately known as "the art detective." Now, at last, he has decided to let the eleven million fans of Antiques Roadshow in on his secrets. Each chapter revolves around a particular painting and the people who helped unmask its creator's identity-from an ingeniously forged Norman Rockwell (good enough to fool the Rockwell Museum) to a Winslow Homer found in a dump. Witty and compulsively readable, The Art Detective is memoir, art history, and brilliant storytelling all rolled into one.

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Philip Mould is the director of Philip Mould & Company, an international business specializing in early British art and portraiture. Mould has over three decades in the art business, and journalists have dubbed him the "art sleuth" for his string of notable art discoveries, which include finding the only portrait of Prince Arthur Tudor. He is widely known for his books on art discovery, including Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures, The Art Detective, and Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters.

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Philip Mould's long and distinguished career as an art dealer is the subject of a book that is part thriller and part memoir. His spectacular tales from his impressive career will engage even those who are not familiar with the international art world. Narrator James Langton's English-accented voice is the perfect complement to a text largely dealing with the provenance of art treasures discovered by Mould. His portrayals of character voices keep the main characters easily identifiable. In addition, his pacing is relaxed and consistent, making it easy to digest historical details and other information important to the work. Mould proves he is a wonderful storyteller, thanks in part to Langton's able performance. J.R.G. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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