Course Materials

Required course materials for all ISA Courses must be purchased in advance.

  • A Guide to Appraising Fine Art

    $172.00

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    Required for the ISA Appraisal of Fine Arts Course


    The ISA Appraisal of Fine Art course was developed to provide basic knowledge for those appraisers who desired to specialize in the world of fine art – paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, frames, or works on paper.  The text seeks to provide a concise yet fundamental history to predominantly western art in preparation for understand and valuing art in the marketplace.  This text is a revision of the original done in 1997 and 2000.

    Paperback, 467 pages. Revised in 2016. 

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  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: A Guide to Appraising Fine Art

    $135.00

    Download a .pdf copy of the Fine Art Manual for your convenience at home. With no shipping fees and no waiting for it to arrive, this is the easiest way to access manual content on the go!


    Upon purchase, users purchasing one or more products that include a downloadable file will have a section on their receipt page to include links for each file.  They may return to this receipt page at a later date via email confirmation, though will then be required to sign in for access (validating the user attempting to access the file is in fact the user who purchased it).


    *No returns or exchanges on digital download orders

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  • A Guide to Identification and Evaluation of Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

    $172.00

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    Required for the ISA Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course


    The ISA Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts course was developed to provide specialty knowledge for those appraisers who cover the world of general household contents - both antique and contemporary. Most information is on 19th and 20th century furniture and accessories since it forms the basis for how we examine and analyze residential property. This manual is not a price guide.  It is for identification, evaluation, and connoisseurship. This text is a revision of the original done in 1996 and 2011.



    Paperback, 438 pages. Revised in 2015. 

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  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: A Guide to Identification and Evaluation of Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

    $135.00

    Download a .pdf copy of the AF+DA Manual for your convenience at home. With no shipping fees and no waiting for it to arrive, this is the easiest way to access manual content on the go!


    Upon purchase, users purchasing one or more products that include a downloadable file will have a section on their receipt page to include links for each file.  They may return to this receipt page at a later date via email confirmation, though will then be required to sign in for access (validating the user attempting to access the file is in fact the user who purchased it).


    *No returns or exchanges on digital download orders

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  • Appraisal Resource Guide

    $34.75

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    This is not required, this is optional for the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies.


    Illustrations and supporting material used in the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies.


    Paperback, 287 pages. Revised in 2012.

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  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Appraisal Resource Guide

    $20.00

    Download a .pdf copy of the Appraisal Resource Guide Manual for your convenience at home. With no shipping fees and no waiting for it to arrive, this is the easiest way to access manual content on the go!


    Upon purchase, users purchasing one or more products that include a downloadable file will have a section on their receipt page to include links for each file.  They may return to this receipt page at a later date via email confirmation, though will then be required to sign in for access (validating the user attempting to access the file is in fact the user who purchased it).


    *No returns or exchanges on digital download orders

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  • Core Course Manual

    $72.00

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    Required for the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies and the Requalification course


    The ISA Core Course has been taught since the late 1970’s. It has been in the forefront of presenting personal property appraisal methodology and principles for the industry and the public. It has been revised at various times throughout the history of ISA, but this version has received the most notable attention since the late 1990’s. It contains new lessons, updates to current regulations, current appraisal checklists and samples, an easy to navigate table of contents, and an exhaustive index.


    Paperback, 488 pages. Revised in 2016.

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  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Core Course Manual

    $35.00

    Download a .pdf copy of the Core Course Manual for your convenience at home. With no shipping fees and no waiting for it to arrive, this is the easiest way to access manual content on the go!


    Upon purchase, users purchasing one or more products that include a downloadable file will have a section on their receipt page to include links for each file.  They may return to this receipt page at a later date via email confirmation, though will then be required to sign in for access (validating the user attempting to access the file is in fact the user who purchased it).


    *No returns or exchanges on digital download orders

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