The Eye

An Insider's Memoir of Masterpieces, Money, and the Magnetism of Art
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Product Number: Z100145068
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982623623
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
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It's a rare and secret profession, comprising a few dozen people around the world equipped with a mysterious mixture of knowledge and innate sensibility. Summoned to Swiss bank vaults, Fifth Avenue apartments, and Tokyo storerooms, they are entrusted by collectors, dealers, and museums to decide if a coveted picture is real or fake and to determine if it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci or Raphael. The Eye lifts the veil on the rarified world of connoisseurs devoted to the authentication and discovery of Old Master artworks. This is an art adventure story and a memoir all in one, written by a leading expert on the Renaissance whose metier is a high-stakes detective game involving massive amounts of money and frenetic activity in the service of the art market and scholarship alike. It's also an eloquent argument for the enduring value of visual creativity, told with passion, brilliance, and surprising candor.

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Author(s): Philippe Costamagna
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019

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Author(s): Philippe Costamagna
Narrator(s): Robertson Dean
Product Number DD42799
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982623586

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