Handbook of Fakes by Tuduc (4th edition)

A new revised and expanded edition of the Handbook of Fakes by Tuduc will be presented in Berlin, at the Volkmann-Treffen 2012. It is based on a large body of examples attributable to the workshop of Teodor Tuduc and his entourage together with authentic examples, which served as prototypes for his forgeries.

The author has developed a framework for identifying Tuducs, which involves examination of technical and stylistic characteristics of Tuduc’s workmanship.

This methodology is based on the study of the rug literature of the time, of the rugs in Transylvania and Hungary, of rugs restored by Tuduc and of authentic rugs sold by Tuduc to western collectors.

Tuduc forgeries have fooled museum curators, auction experts, famous collectors such as J.F. Ballard, Joseph V. McMullan, and even great carpet scholars as M.S. Dimand, Kurt Erdmann, Ulrich Schürmann, Heinrich Jacoby and many others…

European and American public collections harbouring these ‘imposters’ include National Museum of Art, Bucharest; Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu; Art Museum, Brasov; Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin; Kunst und Gewerbe Museum, Hamburg, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary and other still undiscovered; many Tuducs are to be found in private collections.

Fourth Edition, October 2012

110 fakes by Tuduc published in colour and in black/white;
23 Anatolian, Caucasian and Persian rugs used as models by Tuduc, published in colour;
6 ‘whereabouts unknown’ (Anatolian rugs which were recorded in Transylvania before WWII, and have since disappeared);
156 pages, size 21 x 39 cm;
50 copies, digital printing on cotton wove paper, hard cover;
Price: $120 / 90 € + postage;

To order the book please contact info@transylvanianrugs.com

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