In Flagrante Collecto (Caught in the Act of Collecting)

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Harry N. Abrams, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 367 pages
According to author Marilynn Gelfman Karp, collecting is a calling; and those who are driven to collect unloved objects are the purest collectors of all. In this literary and sophisticated celebration of humble objects, Karp shares her passionate insights on what she calls the "rapture of the capture."

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In flagrante collecto: caught in the act of collecting

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First-time author Karp (art, NYU) is a sculptor who collects Depression glass, which she rightly describes as valuable, but she also finds herself drawn to "unloved" objects like soda bottle caps ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Marilynn Gelfman Karp is a professor of art at New York University, a sculptor whose mixed media, found object works have been exhibited internationally, an avid observer of material culture, and a relentless collector. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a farmhouse in upstate New York.

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