How to Identify A Forgery

How to Identify A Forgery

A Guide to Spotting Fake Art, Counterfeit Currencies, and More

Book - 2013
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“A fascinating introduction to how scientists identify fraudulent copies, from signatures to oil paintings.” —Booklist
Fakes and counterfeits have existed since ancient times; and while the methods of forgery have surely advanced, so has the science necessary to identify them. Currency, art, and historical artifacts are only a few of the objects commonly forged; and scientists in forensic laboratories throughout the world work alongside artists, museums, linguists, and historians to authenticate these items. How to Identify a Forgery investigates how modern computers, printers, and scanners have presented new challenges for scientists and how objects suspected of being faked, forged, or fraudulent are examined forensically.

How to Identify a Forgery contains information on:

• Counterfeiting currency
• Electronic and digital signatures
• Dating ink
• Dyes and pigments
• Forging art
• Handwriting analysis
• Scientific methodology
• Visual examination and microscopy

How to Identify a Forgery contains illustrations, a glossary, and a detailed list of print and web resources. Sidebars on notable cases and pressing forensics issues throughout reinforce the text. Essential for students, teachers, collectors, and investigators who require information on proper forensic science practices, Dr. Bell’s book is as fascinating as it is useful.

Baker & Taylor
A chemistry professor with a background in forensics describes the tools she uses to determine the authenticity of artwork, money and historical artifacts and describes the innovative and ever-changing techniques used by forgers and how to spot them. Original.

& Taylor

Looks at the modern tools of computers, printers, and scanners to create questioned documents and counterfeits and provides an overview of the start of fakes and forgeries from ancient times to the present.

Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]
ISBN: 9781620875933
Branch Call Number: 363.2596 BELL
Characteristics: xviii, 108 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm


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