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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century (P.S.)
The Forger's Spell A True Story of Vermeer Nazis and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century - P.S.
Author: Edward Dolnick
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 who dared to impersonate him 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. It was an almost perfect crime. For seven ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060825423
ISBN-10: 0060825421
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This excellent book gives a fascinating account of the meticulous work involved in creating a convincing forgery. Forger Hans van Meegeren was in some ways a weaselly con man, but in other aspects an amazing genius. Throw in a few despicable Nazis, an investigator who formerly worked with the Dutch resistance, and a circle of ego-centric art critics, and you have a very readable tale.


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