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Warman's guide to Depression Glass more colorful than ever

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Friday, 14 March 2014 16:23

The new sixth edition of 'Warman's Depression Glass' contains more than 600 color pictures. F+W Media Inc. image.

IOLA, Wis. – It’s been said, learning about Depression glass is like taking a stroll back in time to the late 1920s and 1930s; and the new edition of Warman’s Depression Glass is the perfect guide for the trip.

The new sixth edition of this top-selling glass book features more than 600 color images, including many pieces from the prized collections of the National Glass Museum. With thousands of listings for pieces from 170 of the most popular patterns of Depression glass, this book offers the most comprehensive review of this historic type of glass.

“These dishes were used everyday, brightening the otherwise drab lives of folks struggling through the Great Depression,” said Pam Meyer, National Depression Glass Association Glass Museum and convention chairperson, in the foreword of Warman’s Depression Glass.

In addition to high-quality photographs, the new edition contains updated values for various colors for pieces of each pattern, a color timeline representing the date each pattern was first issued, the valuable pattern silhouette section, shape library and a glossary of Depression glass terminology. Plus, at the beginning of each new pattern section is information about the manufacturers, colors available in that pattern and any notes about commonly reproduced pieces.

Whether you’re a fan of the elegant and illustrious American Sweetheart, Rock Crystal or Sandwich patterns, or the more simplistic Charm, Forest Green and Moondrops patterns, you’ll find a multitude of information and collecting inspiration in this new edition of Warman’s Depression Glass.

 

Specifications: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 • 304 pages • 600+ color photos

Retail $27.99

Available for purchase at national booksellers and direct from the publisher, at KrauseBooks.com or 855-864-2579

 

About Antique Trader

Antique Trader, a division of F+W Media Inc., is dedicated to serving antiques, collectibles enthusiasts with trusted content, industry news and pricing information. Today, the Antiques & Collectibles division includes books, ebooks, periodicals, and online destinations AntiqueTrader.com and our online shop KrauseBooks.com. The F+W Media portfolio offers books, ebooks, magazines, ecommerce sites, education, conferences and events, serving more than 20 enthusiast communities. www.fwmedia.com



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Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 16:39
 

Warman’s price guide makes sense of antiques marketplace

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Friday, 14 March 2014 10:51
The cover of the 800-page 'Warman's Antiques & Collectibles 2015.' F+W Media Inc. image. IOLA, Wis. – The new edition of America’s longest-running antiques and collectibles price guide is here; and it carries on the tradition set forth by the first edition of Warman’s 66 years ago of providing an extensive review of the current antiques and collectibles marketplace.

With more than 86 percent new information over the last edition, Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 helps you keep a pulse on the ever-changing antiques market. If you’re looking for a solid antiques ally, Warman’s is one of the best, with the exception of the elusive time machine many collectors would love to have.

“The ultimate collector fantasy is the time machine, to be able to summon the vessel, punch a button or two and open the door onto the past, wherever it may be,” states Noah Fleisher, editor of Warman’s 2015 and public relations director of Heritage Auctions, in the book’s introduction.

While it appears it may be awhile before we see mass-produced time machines, the new edition of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles is available now to help you make sense of today’s antiques and collectibles market; a place where change is the one true constant.

“Eras shift, generations age and in and out of collecting; tastes change and the values of so many things rise and fall with seemingly little logic; what is deemed important now was unthinkable a decade ago,” according to Fleisher.

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 features 67 categories of antiques and collectibles; 2,500 detailed photographs; extensive descriptions (including color, dimensions, design features and year of production when known) for each item featured; and historic details and market insights presented in category introductions.

New sections to the 2015 edition include: American Art, Limoges and Meissen ceramics, Handbags and Maritime Art & Artifacts.

More than a price guide, Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 provides perspective, insight and a keen sense of the market for collectors, by collectors.

 

Specifications: 7 x 10 • 800 pages • 2,500 color photos

Retail $29.99

Available for purchase at national booksellers and direct from the publisher, at http://KrauseBooks.com or 855-864-2579

 

About Antique Trader

Antique Trader, a division of F+W Media Inc., is dedicated to serving antiques, collectibles enthusiasts with trusted content, industry news and pricing information. Today, the Antiques & Collectibles division includes books, ebooks, periodicals and online destinations AntiqueTrader.com and our online shop KrauseBooks.com. The F+W Media portfolio offers books, ebooks, magazines, ecommerce sites, education, conferences and events, serving nearly 20 enthusiast communities. www.fwmedia.com.



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Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 15:52
 

Meijer Gardens releases new coffee table book

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:54

View of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Photo by William J. Hebert.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is releasing a new book about the Grand Rapids attraction titled "America's Garden of Art.''

The 240-page hardcover coffee table book details the history of Meijer Gardens and shows it throughout the seasons. It features more than 230 photos as well as essays by president and CEO David Hooker, chief curator Joseph Becherer and historian Larry ten Harmsel.

The book is for sale at the Meijer Gardens' gift shop or by phone from the shop.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:43
 

In Review: 'The Goldfinch' is a tale of art and loss

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Written by MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:43
Donna Tartt's novel titled 'The Goldfinch' was inspired by the 1654 painting by Carel Fabritius. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK - The Goldfinch (Little, Brown & Co.), by Donna Tartt, is an absorbing novel that begins when an ordinary excursion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City by 13-year-old Theo Decker and his mother erupts in a sudden, senseless act of violence. In the mayhem that follows, Decker's mother is killed and he somehow picks up and walks away with a priceless piece of artwork from the 1600s, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The scene unfolds slowly in harrowing detail and sets in motion nearly every subsequent event in the novel.

Suddenly motherless, Decker's quiet life becomes tumultuous. He is taken in by his friend's wealthy and kind but distant family, and later goes to live with his estranged, gambling-addicted father and his cocktail waitress girlfriend on the semi-abandoned outskirts of Las Vegas. There he meets Boris, a charming but unhinged ex-pat with Ukrainian and Russian roots who becomes his best friend, introducing Decker to a larger world via both Russian novels and drugs.

As he grows older, he continues to secretly protect the painting, both as a work of beauty he has grown to cherish and as the only link to life before the tragedy. Establishing himself as an antiques dealer back in New York as an adult, Decker strives for a calm life, but soon Boris re-emerges and everything he thought was in his past comes back in full force to haunt him.

Tartt, in her third novel after The Secret History and The Little Friend, paints the many different strata of life that Decker floats through with vivid detail, including the dissolute Vegas gambling scene, high-society Manhattan, the world of antique furniture dealing and shady underworld art dens.

The author trains an acute eye on the moral ambiguity of all of her characters in The Goldfinch: Decker, for example, can be deeply sympathetic but also proves capable of shocking acts both unethical and violent.

The painting The Goldfinch, which in reality hangs in The Hague in the Netherlands, portrays a delicate bird chained permanently to a perch, looking toward the viewer with solemn dignity, and Tartt's characters wrestle with the question of whether they are any freer than the finch, or just as imprisoned by their own unreliable hearts or fate.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:03
 

Books: Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2014

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:52

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IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2014 -- America's No. 1 selling fine art and collectibles price guide four years running -- is now on sale with new collecting categories, market analysis and special features.

This year marks the 30th anniversary for the price guide, and it is fully updated with more than 4,500 color photographs, descriptions and real-time market values. At 816 pages, it explains and illustrates a broad range of antiques and collectibles, from art glass to Wild West memorabilia. Once again at the helm is Eric Bradley, public relations associate with Heritage Auctions and former editor of Antique Trader magazine.

"For this very special 30th-anniversary edition of the Antique Trader Price Guide, we chart the dramatic changes taking place in how people collect, where dealers source inventory and why auction houses set records year after year," Bradley said. "What we found may surprise longtime collectors: several categories are enjoying a renaissance and fascinating discoveries taking place every year are inspiring new collectors. Each entry is guaranteed to be illustrated with a full-color photo so collectors can enjoy the form and function of more than 4,500 antiques and collectibles."

"We work to make the Antique Trader Price Guide dependable but never predictable, and this very special 30th-anniversary year's edition is more than just a valuable identification guide to the wide world of fine art and collectibles," Bradley said. "It’s also an entertaining read that will teach everyone something new about the precious objects they love."

New categories of this edition include:

• Circus Collectibles

• Antique and Vintage Firearms

• Salesman's Samples

• Science & Technology

• Transistor Radios

• Western Art

Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2014 Price Guide retails for $22.99 and is available at booksellers nationwide, local antiques shops, and directly from the publisher (Krause Publications) online at www.KrauseBooks.com or by calling 855-864-2579 (M-F 8a.m. - 5 p.m.)

For more information about this new book visit http://bit.ly/AT-AT2014PG.

About the Author:

Eric Bradley works in public relations for Heritage Auctions, the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest. A lifelong student of antiques, Bradley served as editor of Antique Trader magazine, AntiqueTrader.com and the Antique Trader Blog. In addition to writing hundreds of articles on antiques, collecting and the trade, Bradley has made several media appearances as an expert on the antiques and collectibles market. His work has received press from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Bradley is an avid collector of American art pottery, folk art, and WWII homefront collectibles.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:07
 
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