Magnificent Obsessions: Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams
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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Copyright 1994 by Mitch Tuchman Contents
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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accumulate American AQUARIUM FURNITURE auction Avanti Bakelite beautiful big-game fishing Bill Stern bought Britains bucks building toys bullet-nose California potteries called Camel cigarette club coffeepot collectors colors construction toys couple dealers designed dishware dollars drawer drive drove Empire State Building engine Erector sets everything feel fifty figural teapots fish flag flea market going GT Hawk horses interested kids kind labels Larry LIONEL TRAINS look manufacturers merry-go-round Museum nice norma objects obsessed paint pieces play pottery probably punks puzzle rare reels restored robert cade salt and pepper sell someone sort started buying started collecting Stephen cade Studebaker stuff swizzle sticks there's things thought TOY SOLDIERS TRAMP ART VERNON KILNS POTTERY Wooton desk York York magazine