2 sound cassettes (126 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips + 1 pamphlet (8 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.)
Based on a Resident Associates Course at the Smithsonian Institution.
Moderator, Dr. Kendall Taylor ; speakers, Dr. Alan Fern, Christopher Burge, William Weschler Jr., Dr. Arthur Wheelock, Gloria Manney, Richard Manney, Ted Cooper, Barbara Kornblatt, Stuart Denenberg, Guy Bush.
MRC copy 39088008440323 lacks pamphlet.
The concept of connoisseurship; what differentiates connoisseurs from collectors -- What makes for quality in any medium in any era? -- Guidelines for entering the fine arts and collectibles market -- Where to find exceptional and high quality pieces; dealing with dealers -- Buying from auction houses -- Fakes, forgeries, and reattributions; determining authenticity -- The pleasures of collecting and becoming a connoisseur
Trains listeners to refine their aesthetic awareness and make subtle differentiations about quality. Provides guidelines for entering the fine arts and collectibles market, finding exceptional houses, and determining authenticity.