Magnificent Obsessions: Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams

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Chronicle Books, 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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MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams

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Meet Norma Hazelton, connoisseur and collector of swizzle sticks. If you're not impressed by a plastic Jackie Gleason long since separated from its maraschino cherry, take a look at Robert Cade ... Read full review


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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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