Now Available: July 20, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader Appreciating antique maps, exploring today’s fine art market and accessing appraiser information, and remembering two titans of hobby publishing, are some of the topics featured in this issue.
News-Antique.com - Jul 20,2016 - IOLA, Wis. — In the cover story of this issue, prolific Antique Trader contributor Melody Amsel-Arieli examines the world of antique maps. In her article, Amsel-Arieli demonstrates that regardless of what drives one’s interest in maps, the world of cartography is filled with opportunities for appreciating history, artistry, and evolution of the discovery of geography.
This issue also contains a special section: The Antique Trader Fine Art Appraisal Guide & Directory. This hefty section features valuable insights from trade experts regarding: the current fine art market, defining and identifying fine versus decorative art, understanding assembly line paintings, exploring opportunities to cultivate a collection by starting with prints, advice about when to have art appraised, tips and hints for broadening knowledge of fine art, and contact information for a myriad of fine art appraisers.
Although this is not an exhaustive list of fine art appraisers, it does include people/agencies/auction houses in many U.S. states, and beyond. Plus, there are listings, with web addresses, for some of the primary national and international appraiser associations. Any certified appraisers who would like to be included in the online version of the directory should contact ATNews@fwcommunity.com.
Among the columns in this issue, Art Markets columnist Mary Manion looks at the life and work of English landscape artist J.M.W. Turner. Although at times he exhibited unconventional (for the time) approaches to developing artwork, his ability to intricately translate the power within elements of nature via color and dimension on canvas, inspired generations of artists. Also in the columns section, Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan explores the value of using SKUs to manage inventory in an antiques and collectibles shop.
Sadly, this issue also includes In Memoriam articles on the passing of two men who significantly impacted the world of hobby publishing, not to mention the lives of generations of collectors. Chet Krause, founder of Krause Publications, one-time owner of Antique Trader, among many other hobby publications; and Edward Babka, founder and former owner of Antique Trader, passed away June 25 and June 20, respectively. Mr. Krause was 92, and Mr. Babka, 88.
Each article speaks to the considerable contributions each man made to publishing, to the interests their publications served, and to the communities they called home. The staff of Antique Trader is greatly honored to be part of the legacies of both men, and deeply appreciate their bold, mindful, practical, and visionary approaches to life, which have affected and inspired many.
In addition, the July 20 edition includes a number of show previews, auction previews, auction highlights, current news from the antiques and collectibles community, and a robust calendar of events, and advertisements. A digital version of this issue can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NA072016). Print and digital subscriptions to Antique Trader are also available for $26 for a 1-year print subscription/ $20 for 1-year digital subscription, at KrauseBooks.com. Canadian and International subscriptions are also available.
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