The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent From the editor's desk Posts The most recent posts for in From the editor's desk. Sun, 29 May 2016 15:09:38 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Editor's Letter, May/June 2016 <p>Glenn Adamson joins us this month as editor at large with an interesting mandate you can read about below. Glenn was most recently director of the Museum of Arts and Design. Before that he was head of research at the V&amp;A, and curator of the Chipstone Foundation.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 The Fabric Workshop and Museum <p>At the moment, Philadelphia&rsquo;s Fabric Workshop and Museum has a national reputation though it is less well known around town. In one respect it is a little like its founder, the late Marion &ldquo;Kippy&rdquo; Boulton Stroud, who was both bold (and bossy) but surprisingly self-effacing. Unlike the Rosenbach or the Barnes, to name two of the city&rsquo;s other idiosyncratic museums, FWM is something of a high-wire act, an ongoing experiment in the very definition of what this institution is and can be.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 08 Mar 2016 02:30:00 +0100 Editor's Letter <p>The American Revolution has a hit on its hands with&nbsp;<em>Hamilton</em>, the hip-hop musical currently lighting up Broadway. &ldquo;Who lives, who dies, who tells your story,&rdquo; the cast sings in its sly retooling of our republic as the story of Alexander Hamilton&rsquo;s rise through the imperial city of New York (&ldquo;History is happening in Manhattan and we just happen/to be in the greatest city in the world...&rdquo;).</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 A Bronx Tale: Exhibitors from the Winter Antiques Show tour East Side House Settlement, the ... <p>September 29, 2015: On this beautiful Indian summer day two quite different communities came together for a few hours in the South Bronx: a group of exhibitors at January&rsquo;s Winter Antiques Show boarded a van bound for the Mott Haven neighborhood to visit the folks at East Side House Settlement, the charity that established the Winter show some sixty years ago.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, January/February 2016 <p>We occasionally split the run of an issue of ANTIQUES with one cover for subscribers&mdash;an interior from Abbeville, Louisiana, in this case&mdash;and another for distribution at shows&mdash;Louis Lozowick&rsquo;s 1930 lithograph of the Brooklyn Bridge. If this sounds like a North/South thing it isn&rsquo;t exactly, but I&rsquo;ll explain that in a moment.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, November/December 2015 <p>It would be tempting to wiggle into this one, introduce the issue with some high minded talk about the past not being another country and so forth, go on to mention our wonderful articles about Julia Margaret Cameron, etc., but more about all of that in a minute&hellip;The fact is we have something here requiring immediate comment&mdash;Paul Kossey&rsquo;s discovery of a set of drawings done in 1945 quite probably by Schenley High School in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s most famous graduate, Andy Warhol.&nbsp;</p> Archived articles Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, September/October 2015 <p>One afternoon not long after I began working here I opened a letter that asked me a challenging question: how, the writer wanted to know, &ldquo;did a Polack [sic] like you get your position?&rdquo; After a few jolly moments in the office I called our longtime editor Wendell Garrett, who enjoyed odd news from the passing scene. Wendell was amused, but he also reminded me that the magazine had been founded in the 1920s, the banner era of American xenophobia, and he reckoned some of that lingered in a few of its readers.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 A message from the editor <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;">We look forward to the merger of <em>The Magazine </em>ANTIQUES&nbsp;and MODERN <em>Magazine</em> with ARTNEWS S.A. as we expand our digital presence, reach new readers, and bring the best in scholarship and criticism on the fine and decorative arts to a global audience. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, July/August 2015 <p><strong>What has been lost&hellip;</strong>&nbsp;The only thing more American than sentimentalizing the past is our habit of discarding it. And so when it comes to the dolls shown in this issue, stunning examples of an African-American folk art, questions abound: who were their makers and for whom were they made? How can they be dated and where did they originate? So much has been lost, but the dolls survive thanks to Deborah Neff, who brought them together and has sent them into the world to ask questions that need to be answered</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, March/April 2015 <p>The divide between &ldquo;pure&rdquo; art (painting and sculpture mostly) and functional art (lighting, ceramics, furniture, and so much else) comes and goes in history depending on who has the power to enforce its shaky distinctions. Just now the contemporary art market tilts toward the healthy side of the issue</p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, January/February 2015 <p>W<span class="A0">hen he was designing the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth the great American architect Louis Kahn said that he wanted it to resemble &ldquo;a friendly home.&rdquo; That&nbsp;might surprise anyone familiar with Kahn&rsquo;s museums</span></p> Elizabeth Pochoda Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, November/December 2014 Elizabeth Pochoda Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, September/October 2014 <p>On our cover, the cacophonous world in which we live--digital and artisanal, ephemeral and timeless--is rendered, ironically, in the disciplined quiet of limewood by the master carver David Esterly&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, July/August 2014 <p>After all these years of mining the field of folk art, there are still surprises-from the little known to the well known but little discussed</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, May/June 2014 <p>Tucked into nearly every issue of ANTIQUES are the words and works of living artists for whom the things we value here are a significant source of inspiration</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, March/April 2014 <p>To my eye Marville's streetscapes look a little like crime scenes--they hint at a future of permanent upheaval</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, January/February 2014 <p>My preference is for twenty-first-century interventions in the past that do not try to remake it in our image</p> ANTIQUES Staff Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, November/December 2013 <p>Are New Yorkers the most parochial people on the planet?&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Michael K. Brown (1953-2013) <p>We at ANTIQUES mourn the death of Michael K. Brown, a great friend of the magazine and a cherished member of the American decorative arts family. Our November-December issue will include a tribute to him as a man of enormous kindness, scholarship, humor, and loyalty.</p> Staff Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, July/August 2013 <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--></p> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--></p> <p>&nbsp;Many eloquent voices have been raised to save MoMA from taking this decade's first prize for stupidity</p> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <mce:style><!/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-fa--> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100