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Objects of Desire book

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A personal celebration of the pursuit of – and the joy of living with – favorite collections and things
What is it about our homes that we really value and why? What would you take when you went out in fear of fire?

Our home is an expression of ourselves in many ways, mainly through the objects we accumulate. For Maria Hummer-Tuttle, the objects she has collected over the years, from priceless ones to flea market finds, are precious not only for their beauty, uniqueness and craftsmanship, but also for their connection to the past and the future. , because of their resonance with each other.

In this exquisitely illustrated book, she guides us through three rooms, focusing our attention on objects ranging from an ancient Chinese sculpture of a horse to a Louis XV clock painted with characters from an Aesop fable, from a small sculpture found in a venerable ironwork store even a monumental sculpture of safety pins by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and furniture from the 18th to the 20th century. With a foreword by master potter and acclaimed author Edmund de Waal and featuring two luxurious gatefolds, Objects of Desire is a feast for the eyes and an object to be cherished in its own right.

Hardcover, 25.4 x 33 cm, 208 pages.