The Fake: Forgery and its Place in Art

The Fake: Forgery and its Place in Art

By: Sandor Radnoti (author), Ervin Dunai (translator)Paperback

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In this fascinating look at the creators of artistic fakes and copies, Sandor Radnoti explores the role of the faker in the art world, and tackles the question of whether fakes can be considered to be art in their own right. The Fake provides a thorough examination of the "parasites" of the art world, as Radnoti investigates the faker's motives and aesthetic sense, as well as the way in which the faker's own story acts as a critical appraisal of the center of the art world. If art is seen from both the center and the periphery of the art world, suggests the author, the viewer's questions about the art may be answered more accurately and appropriately. The Fake is essential reading for all philosophers interested in aesthetics.

About Author

Sandor Radnoti is professor of aesthetics at the Budapest University of Arts and Sciences.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Picaresque Aesthetics Chapter 4 Originality Chapter 5 The Copy Chapter 6 The Perfect Fake Chapter 7 Literary Mystification Chapter 8 The Fake Paradigm Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847692064
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780847692064
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 084769206X

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