Michael Flanigan shows viewers how to shop smart at the famed Brimfield Antiques Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts; expert David Lackey shares the secrets of detecting damage on ceramics; Clay gets a crash course in antique stove restoration, and appraiser Rudy Franchi reveals why the hunt for a long-lost movie poster has become his grand obsession. Later, correspondent Clay Reynolds watches the bidding get fast and furious at the Sotheby's auction of items from the Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash estate, while appraiser David Rago helps decode the auction process from the sidelines. Expert Ken Farmer describes how to put together a basic appraisal toolkit, and appraiser Nick Dawes relates the tale of a missing Rene Lalique masterpiece — the famous jewelry maker's first glass vase, crafted in , and last seen at the artist's centennial exhibition in Expert Katherine Kreider shows why Valentine's Day cards have won the hearts of generations of collectors; Clay gets pointers from author Barbara Israel on transforming a garden with antiques; appraiser Karen Keane explores the connection between scrimshaw and romance; and expert Chris Coover details the search for love letters between George and Martha Washington, once thought to have been destroyed. Clay follows the emotional story of a World War II pilot as he visits a fleet of restored "warbirds"; learns from expert Bruce Herman what's hot in World War II aviation collectibles; and interviews appraiser Alan Fausel about the astonishing true story of an art heist at a San Francisco museum — and equally incredible recovery — involving an original Rembrandt. Then it's off to a parade where big wheels keep on turning — antiques bicycle wheels, that is — and Clay learns the finer points of collecting these pedal-powered machines.
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The conference brought together an international group of artists, scientists, museum curators, writers, educators, and other cross-pollinators to explore and discuss the role of aesthetic inquiry in public interdisciplinary learning environments. Art as a Way of Knowing examined historical precedents, explored the nature of learning through the arts, and profiled compelling contemporary models for the arts in interdisciplinary contexts. Founded in by physicist Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium, a museum of art, science, and human perception, arose as a novel marriage between a science laboratory and a public museum. Since the Exploratorium's founding, art has played a central role in shaping this hybrid approach. She studied with Swiss psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget as well as mathematician, educator, and computer scientist Seymour Papert. Edith is interested in the intersections between learning, teaching, design, and digital technologies.
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James Cahill , professor emeritus of art history at UC Berkeley and a world-ranking scholar of Asian art, died at his Berkeley home Feb. He was Students and other readers of Mr. Cahill's writings on Chinese and Japanese art found him a guide to those subjects with few peers. He wrote not only with authority but also with an air of hospitality.
Japanese garden , in landscape design , a type of garden whose major design aesthetic is a simple, minimalist natural setting designed to inspire reflection and meditation. The art of garden making was probably imported into Japan from China or Korea. During the Heian period — , when the symmetrical shinden style of architecture prevailed, the main garden was laid out on the southern side of the house. With the change of domestic architecture in the Kamakura period — , however, came modifications of the garden. Learned Zen priests, who assiduously studied the art of garden making, gave Buddhistic names to different rocks in the design and linked religio-philosophic principles with landscape lore.