Magnificent Obsessions: Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams

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Chronicle Books Llc, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 142 pages
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The 20 individuals presented in this book have gathered remarkable collections from the whimsical to the conceptual, from items already widely appreciated to the unconventional and beyond. The color photos present the collectors themselves surrounded by their favorite things. The interviews draw out the stories behind these remarkable collectors. They reveal the collectors capacity to derive emotional or intellectual stimulation from objects, their desire not merely to see but to own, their methods for unearthing items both wondrous and rare, and their willingness to allocate time and resources to the elusive goal of completeness.

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User Review  - Phyllis - Goodreads

This is a collection of profiles of people who collect things. I collect more things than I should (dolls, knick knacks, costume jewelry, books, records, dust), so I could really relate to these folks. Read full review

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Copyright 1994 by Mitch Tuchman Contents
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About the author (1994)

Brenner is the supervising photographer aat the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His work has appeared in several books and numerous publications.

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