News-Antique.com - Oct 06,2008 - If you are an art investor, an art collector or are thinking about becoming either of these things then do I have the book for you. The International Art Markets - The Essential Guide for Collectors and Investors by James Goodwin is an incredibly detailed and comprehensive analysis of the market for art in 44 different countries as well as an in depth analysis and explanation of the mechanics of the global art market. According to the publishers “The International Art Markets is the first book to assess the investment potential of art on a country-by-country basis. Many art investors know little about art in countries such as the Philippines, Venezuela, Israel, Malaysia and Turkey. This book is designed to help collectors and investors broaden their knowledge of the global market for art investment – including history, buying patterns, and future trends for many countries – so that they can take advantage of these potentially lucrative investments.”
A total of 58 mostly locally-based art experts have contributed to the information in this book which means that the analysis of the art market of each of the 44 different countries has come from a source that has an insider knowledge of the individual characteristics of each market. Not only is the information provided by locally based experts but the information provided and the analysis of each country’s market has been tailored to the different strengths and structures of each of the different markets.
Each chapter in the book deals with a different country and is broken up into different sections that provides the essential information needed to understand the market in each different country. At the beginning of each chapter is a brief summary of that country’s market followed by detailed information relating to each market’s structure and performance as well as details of auctioneers, dealers, trade associations, museums, exhibitions, fairs, training, education and tax regulation.
Comprehensive, accessible and packed with valuable information, The International Art Markets will be the essential point of reference for art collectors and investors, as well as anyone who wants to understand the enormous breadth and complexity of the world’s art markets. Without a doubt, this book should be on the shelf of every art market professional and art collector worldwide so if you don’t already have a copy you can purchase one here:
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**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications