Appraising 20th-Century Decorative Arts
American decorative arts soared to the pinnacle of international taste in the mid-20th century and have remained dominant since that time. Complementary to the innovative styles from Europe and around the world, American decorative arts of the 20th and 21st centuries are setting market records. When tasked with the valuation of these iconic objects, appraisers must have the ability to recognize important pieces and correctly determine their market value. By examining the evolution of modern and contemporary decorative arts, you will better be able to assess objects and appropriately assign proper value. This course explores changing styles, construction techniques, and materials used in the creation of furniture, textiles, art glass, pottery, ceramics, silver, and other decorative metals.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to appraise 20th-century decorative arts
- Knowledge of the techniques and materials used in the production of contemporary decorative art objects
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Art professionals and enthusiasts