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Collecting and Care of Fine Art: An Introduction to Purchasing, Investing, Evaluating, Restoring, and More

Collecting and Care of Fine Art: An Introduction to Purchasing, Investing, Evaluating, Restoring, and More (EPUB ebook)

By David, Carl

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Originally published: New York: Crown Publishers, c1981.

ISBN 9781634508858
Barcode 9781634508858
Published 19 April 2016 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781634508858
ISBN-10 1634508858
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Skyhorse
Publication Date 19 April 2016
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By David, Carl
Category The Arts: General Issues
Art Sales & Auctioneering
Catalogues Raisonnes
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Antiques & Collectables
Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Investment & Securities
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art - Collectors and collecting, Art as an investment
NBS Text Finance & Accounting
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 332.63
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

For novices and experienced collectors alike, Collecting and Care of Fine Art is a thorough examination of the intricacies of the art market. Written by a professional art dealer, this book covers all phases of buying, selling, and caring for works of art, from auctions and insurance to restorations and appraisals. Carl David's advice to the layman is invaluable, covering such topics as the characteristics of a gallery and its proprietor that will assure forthright dealings; what deals to avoid; the criteria to be followed by the beginner about to make his first purchase; and precautions to take in the conservation of paintings, from simple cleaning to restoration techniques. For the art collector, indispensible information is provided, including details of shipping and insuring works of art, how to gauge the competence of an appraiser, the many elements that influence art prices, the tax benefits and liabilities of art investment, and much more. This book is a practical and wide-reaching guide that collectors and investors may turn to with confidence. In this updated edition, the author includes new and up-to-date chapters and information.

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Author's Bio

Carl David is the director of David David, Inc., an art gallery founded by his grandfather in 1910. He is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and many other professional organizations in the art world, among them the Art and Antique Dealers League of America. He resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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