The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent From the editor's desk Posts The most recent posts for in From the editor's desk. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:12:17 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Editor's 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 <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 <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) <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="" 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 <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 <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 <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