The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent From the editor's desk Posts The most recent posts for in From the editor's desk. http://www.themagazineantiques.com Wed, 27 May 2015 11:47:13 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Editor's letter, March/April 2015 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2015-03-31/editors-letter-march-april-2014/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2015-01-12/editors-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-11-14/editors-letter-nov-dec-2014/ Elizabeth Pochoda Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, September/October 2014 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-09-21/editors-letter-s-o-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-07-15/editors-letter-j-a-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-05-01/editors-letter-may-june-2014-1/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-03-10/editors-letter-marchapril-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2014-01-09/editors-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-11-06/editors-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) http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-09-10/michael-k-brown-1/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-07-02/editors-letter-julyaugust-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 Editor's letter, May/June 2013 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-05-08/editors-letter-may-june-2013/ <p>In its helter-skelter fashion American arts patronage turns out to be remarkably efficient...</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, March/April 2013 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-03-11/editors-letter-march-april/ <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">If we cannot always tell the truth at least we can sometimes look it in the face.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, January/February 2013 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2013-01-23/editors-letter-january-february-2013/ <p>The armory strikes me as a wonderful amalgam of history and modernity, &nbsp;open to transormation and careful of the past.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:18:00 +0100 Wendell Garrett (1929-2012) http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-11-16/wendell-garrett/ <p>There will be a celebration of Wendell's life at the Winter Antiques Show on January 28, 2013&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.armoryonpark.org/visitor_information" target="_blank">Park Avenue Armory</a>&nbsp;in New York City. It will be a joyful occasion. This was a joyful man.&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, November/December 2012 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-11-06/letter-from-the-editor/ <p>Works of art have always been commercial objects, but they are crucially more than that...</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:12:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, September/October 2012 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-09-04/editors-letter-september-october-2012/ <p>Crude contradictions and useless dichotomies are on my mind just now.</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, July/August 2012 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-07-31/editors-letter-july-august-2012/ <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;Folk art&rsquo;s adventure persists precisely because of its capacity to include rather than exclude.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, May/June 2012 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-05-09/editors-letter-may-june-2012/ Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, March/April 2012 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/editors-letter/2012-03-12/editors-letter-3/ <p>You might think that showing a rock goddess's photos at a major museum would stir up my paranoia...</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100