From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession

Book - 2012
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A beautiful illustrated book showcasing people's magnificent obsessions from tin robots to vintage wine to modern art.

tin robots, classic cars, letters from celebrities and US presidents. Snow domes, first edition books, vintage fashion, contemporary art, Bakelite radios and wine. Claudia Chan Shaw admits to a fondness for all of the above and more. She admits to buying, collecting, displaying and falling in love, often, with objects from markets, shops, garage sales and auctions. She admits to having collectomania! Come with Claudia as she navigates the world of collectors and their obsessions, celebrates collections both strange and beautiful and shares secrets about her own love affair with everything from Humphrey Bogart memorabilia to Astro Boy. 'well designed, full of photos and written in an approachable, conversational tone. It will make an excellent gift for either novice or expert collectors.' FOUR StARS, Bookseller+Publisher
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : ABC Books / HarperCollins, 2012.
ISBN: 9780733325977
Characteristics: 293 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.


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Donna_R Jan 11, 2013

A great selection of collecting obsessions including first editions, Wedgwood and - my fave in the book - bakelite radios and jewellery.

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