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The Art of Buying Art: How to evaluate and buy art like a professional collector

The Art of Buying Art: How to evaluate and buy art like a professional collector

A completely updated edition of this classic work on how to evaluate, buy and sell art, for anyone.

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ISBN 9781472140357
Barcode 9781472140357
Published 13 February 2018 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bamberger, Alan S.
Availability Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781472140357
ISBN-10 1472140354
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Robinson
Publication Date 13 February 2018
International Publication Date 1 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bamberger, Alan S.
Category The Arts: General Issues
Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 233mm
Height: 157mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 584g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 707.5
Catalogue Code 899263

Description of this Book

'The very best book on the subject ever published' Bernard Ewell, Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers) This classic book, which has been in print since 1990, has been revised to bring it completely up to date and make it internationally relevant. It now includes information on the internet (researching and buying directly from artists), global art fairs and the contemporary art world. All appendices have also been comprehensively updated to provide readers with international resources. This is without a doubt the best and most readily understandable book on how to buy, sell, price, evaluate, appraise and collect artworks for any art buyer, not just collectors - no previous knowledge of art or the art business is necessary. Topics include how to research and evaluate art prices like professional dealers and appraisers, how to focus your art collecting, how to spot fakes and forgeries, how to buy art at auctions, how to negotiate for art, how to buy directly from artists, how to buy fixed-price art online and how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction. This book turns readers into informed art consumers, protects them from making bad buys and helps them locate the best art for their money and build a serious art collection.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The very best book on the subject ever published -- Bernard Ewell Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers) A no-brainer for art collectors and art professionals ... [that] ... explains many of the mysteries of the art world -- Bernard Ewell, senior member of the American Society of Appraisers
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alan Bamberger is a San Fransisco-based, self-taught art appraiser and former rare book dealer specialising in fine and decorative arts books, who consults with artists and collectors from all over the world through his much-loved website at artbusiness.com, which has been online since 1998. The site gets 5-6,000 unique visits a day from artists, collectors, wanna-be collectors and the art-curious who can peruse hundreds of pages of his original articles about the art business. With his broad range of art and art business knowledge, and his privileged position as a respected writer and interviewer in the art community, he can give a perspective to art collectors and artists that very few in the art world can. Since the beginning, his site has been financially supported by hundreds of collectors, galleries and art sites through donations. He has two other publications: Buy Art Smart and Art For All. artbusiness.com

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